Born in Milan on December 30, 1827 and died in the same city on November 14, 1914. After an initial interest in legal studies, he abandoned the Faculty of Law in Pavia to take part in the wars of Independence. After the war experience, he enrolled at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, where he was a pupil of Francesco Hayez. He later perfected his artistic culture by traveling around Italy and staying longer in Rome, establishing himself particularly as a painter of portraits, history paintings, genre and costume scenes. He is also a painter of frescoes (The blessing of children, parish church of Carate Brianza) and etching engraver (three slabs with Peasants are remembered). He participates in various exhibitions in Milan and Turin where, in 1861, the painting On the eve of liberation was awarded and purchased by the Prince of Carignano; in 1877 the painting A Carnival Day in Rome was sold in Paris. Among his works we remember: The curiosity, The arrest, A dangerous path, The fashion figure in the Alps, On the eve of the festival, The curious. His portraits are preserved in the Artists and Patriotic Society of Milan (Angelo Biella and Luigi Ponti) and in the Art Collections of the Maggiore Hospital in Milan (Luigi Pedroni, 1870; Pietro de Medici of Novate, 1885; Cesare De Vecchi, 1901 ; Francesco Barone, 1903). At the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan there is the historical canvas of Maria Frangipane mourning the death of Corradino of Sweden (1862, bound Bonavia Giacinta 1942) and the subject of a figure with Girl in the bathroom (1907, donation Malerba Rina widow Paladini Cartellieri, 1923). Some paintings, coming from the collection of the patron and benefactor José Moreno de Mora of Cádiz, were recently linked by the heirs, the Aramburu Picardo family, to the same Spanish city (2012).


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