Angelo Pietrasanta

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Angelo Pietrasanta (1837–1876) was an Italian painter, mainly of historical canvases. [1]

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He was born in Codogno, and died in Milan. He was a pupil of Francesco Hayez at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. In 1879, he sent to the Exhibition of Parma an oil canvas depicting Lucrezia Borgia che d'accordo col fratello Duca Valentino, avvelena l'anfora preparata pel marito, duca d'Aragona. At the 1872 Exhibition of Milan, he exhibited an allegorical figure depicting Sacred Music. [2]

Codogno Comune in Lombardy, Italy

Codogno is a town and comune of 15,868 inhabitants in the province of Lodi, Lombardy, northern Italy. It is the main center of the plain known as Basso Lodigiano, which has about 90,000 inhabitants. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on June 26, 1955.

Milan Italian city

Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,372,810 while its metropolitan area has a population of 3,244,365. Its continuously built-up urban area has a population estimated to be about 5,270,000 over 1,891 square kilometres. The wider Milan metropolitan area, known as Greater Milan, is a polycentric metropolitan region that extends over central Lombardy and eastern Piedmont and which counts an estimated total population of 7.5 million, making it by far the largest metropolitan area in Italy and the 54th largest in the world. Milan served as capital of the Western Roman Empire from 286 to 402 and the Duchy of Milan during the medieval period and early modern age.

Francesco Hayez Italian painter

Francesco Hayez was an Italian painter, the leading artist of Romanticism in mid-19th-century Milan, renowned for his grand historical paintings, political allegories, and exceptionally fine portraits.

He painted frescoes for the interior of the church of the Incoronata in Lodi, and the Villa Oppenheim-Cora in Florence, Italy. He also painted the allegorical figure of Europa in one of the four lunettes of the octagon in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. [3] He painted a Pico della Mirandola in the presence of Lorenzo de' Medici for the Royal Palace at Milan. [4]

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata church in Lodi, Italy

The Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata is a church in Lodi, Lombardy, Italy. It is considered one of the masterworks of the Lombard Renaissance art. The church was designed in 1488 by Giovanni Battagio, continued by Gian Giacomo Dolcebuono and finished by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, and built at expenses of the Lodi commune, whence the denomination "Civico" ("Municipal"), on the site previously occupied by a brothel.

Lodi, Lombardy Comune in Lombardy, Italy

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Lorenzo de Medici

Lorenzo de' Medici was an Italian statesman, de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of Renaissance culture in Italy. Also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent by contemporary Florentines, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists and poets. As a patron, he is best known for his sponsorship of artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. He held the balance of power within the Italic League, an alliance of states that stabilized political conditions on the Italian peninsula for decades, and his life coincided with the mature phase of the Italian Renaissance and the Golden Age of Florence. The Peace of Lodi of 1454 that he helped maintain among the various Italian states collapsed with his death. He is buried in the Medici Chapel in Florence.

He was buried in the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, where Odoardo Tabacchi completed his bust. [5]

Odoardo Tabacchi Italian sculptor

Odoardo Tabacchi was an Italian sculptor.


  1. Lodi monografia storico-artistica, by Felice De Angeli, Andrea Timolati, published in Milan (1877), page 134.
  2. Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 377.
  3. La Pittura lombarda nel secolo XIX, Tipografia Capriolo e Massimino, 1900, page 74.
  4. History of Modern Italian Art, by Ashton Rollins Willard, page 464.
  5. Italia: Alta Italia by Luigi Filippo Augusta Bolaffio, page 169.

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