Born in Milan on 13 December 1827, died there on 18 December 1890. "After having attended the Brera courses under the guidance of Sabatelli and having begun to prove himself, he was taken by political events, in which he entered as a wingman, fighting valiantly . After the days of 1848 he had to take refuge in Switzerland with his older brother, Domenico. He was then able to join, in Florence, the volunteers that General Medici ordered in legion, and be with them under the walls of Rome. Gerolamo was among those who occupied the Vessel, rejected by the French. Having opened a breach to the left of San Pancrazio by the French, the Medici was ordered to dislodge them from Palazzo Barberini, where they had nested with good strength. Gerolamo was the first of thirty volunteers, who were thrown into the palace and stormed it. He went so far forward that when a new French host came to counterattack on the terrace, fighting, there were twenty-seven bayonet wounds in his body. Grettatosi from the terrace, at the foot of which, "like a heap of bloody stuff", he was picked up by two comrades, he was taken to the hospital of the Fatebenefratelli, where the friars treated him, kept him hidden. As soon as he recovered, he stayed in Rome to do some studies. After some wandering, protected by Count Giulio Litta, he returned to Milan. His wounded body allowed him to escape the Austrian military conscription. He therefore participated in the Piedmontese expedition to Crimea, and filled books with sketches, notes for paintings, from which much of his pictorial production was born. In 1859 he wore the uniform of an officer, and still went on the whole campaign with Garibaldi ». "He became like the official painter of patriotic scenes, and he lavished himself on an infinite number of works, often very significant". (From the catalog of the retrospective exhibition of Domenico and Gerolamo Induno, ordered in the Castello Sforzesco in Milan by the Galleria dell'Arte e dell'Esame). Main works: The battle of Magenta, in the Royal Palace of Milan; A great sacrifice and sad presentiment, in the Pinacoteca di Brera. Twenty canvases are preserved in the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan, including: The game of chess; L'antiquario and Lo sciancato mandolin player; another thirty paintings are in the Castello Sforzesco, in the Museum of the Risorgimento, and among these we mention: Equestrian portrait of Vittorio Emanuele II; Crimean allies; Episode from the Crimean campaign; sketch for the Aspromonte and Garibaldi painting in Capua. Pescarenico; The farewell of the conscript; Gianduia and Meneghino and La Nonna are in the Civic Museum of Turin; The letter, in the collection of comm. Aldo Crespi; Soldati allo Stelvio, in the collection of Dr. R. Rossi; Familiar scene, in that of Signor Vittorio Basso; A reversal of fortune, in the collection of Doctor Emilio Sioli-Legnani; The national flag, in the collection of cav. Giovanni Bianchi; The departure of the soldier, in the collection of Signor V. Florio; The painter, in that of Count Emilio Turati; In Valtellina, property of the painter Carlo Cressini; The portrait, in the collection of Eng. Amedeo Izzo; The medallion, in that of Signor Enrico Rondo; Portrait of Mrs. Adele Dozio Pastorino, owned by comm. Stefano Dozio.


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