the Pinacoteca Civica, built in 1908 by the Union of two galleries made with the legacies of count Paolo Tosio (1844) and count Francesco Martinengo Leopard (1883) and enriched over time with other related works from churches suppressed or destroyed buildings up to recent acquisitions. The collection of paintings dating from the 13th to the 18th century boasts real masterpieces, such as to put the collection in Brescia at the top not only in Italy in the field of ancient painting, starting with incomparable paintings by Raphael and Lorenzo Lotto. Important and conspicuous is the representation of works by Vincenzo Foppa, founder of Lombard painting of the 15th century, and Renaissance masters of Brescia: Savoldo, Romanino, Moretto. The 16th century portraiture offers paintings by Tintoretto and Sofonisba Anguissola. For the 17th and 18th centuries. There are some great figures of different cultural areas (Palma il giovane, Andrea Celesti); in Brescia, the so-called "deserve attention" painters of reality "as Antonio Cifrondi and Casson said the Pitocchetto, which absolutely extraordinary for number and quality is the series of works visible in the Museum.
No less remarkable is the graphics section. This collection started in the eighteenth century by Cardinal Angelo Maria Querini, was enriched in the course of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Equally rich and invaluable sequence of engravings of sixteenth century Italian, Parmigianino, Annibale and Ludovico Carracci. The Dutch school includes many works by Luca of Leiden and celebrated masterpieces by Rembrandt. Also present are Guido Reni and Giovanni Battista Castiglione said the Grechetto. The eighteenth century is well represented by etchings of Venetian masters (Canaletto, Tiepolo, Piranesi). Among 19th century specimens include a complete Edition, hardback, yet the whims of Goya and the well-known satirical lithographs by Daumier. Among the modern prints of great value the Great still life by Giorgio Morandi of 1928, considered a masterpiece of 20th-century Italian engraving.
From 2009 the Gallery is closed for major maintenance work and restoration of technical environments.
A significant number of works, including the major masterpieces of the collection (Raphael, Foppa, Moretto, Savoldo, Romanino, Moroni, Casson) is however open at the Museum of Santa Giulia, in "the guest". The religious of larger dimensions are temporarily exhibited at the Museo Diocesano.
The Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo's reopening is planned for 2014, in a completely renovated with a new production.