Francesco Valaperta (Milan, 1836 – 1908) was an Italian painter.
A pupil of Francesco Hayez at the Brera in Milan, Valaperta made his debut at the Academy’s annual exhibition in 1859 with a painting on a religious subject, followed in later years by works of a historical and literary character. Having adapted in the late 1860s to the great demand of contemporary collectors for subjects of a more intimate nature, he took part in the 2nd Esposizione Nazionale di Belle Arti at the Palazzo di Brera in 1872 and then went on to produce genre scenes in the manner of Gerolamo Induno and Eleuterio Pagliano. He received numerous commissions from important figures in Milan’s middle-class society and also from the Ospedale Maggiore for portraits of its benefactors. He presented a group of portraits at the 2nd Milan Triennale in 1894.
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.
Gerolamo Induno was an Italian painter and soldier, best known for his military scenes. His older brother, Domenico, was also a well-known artist and they often worked together.
Eleuterio Pagliano was an Italian painter of the Romantic period as well as an activist and fighter of the Risorgimento.
In 1886 in Milan, he exhibits a canvas depicting the Death of Charles Emmanuel II . Among other works are: Queen Elisabeth of England refuses to suspend the execution of Mary Stuart despite the request by the Scottish Ambassador, exhibited at Parma in 1870. In 1877 in Naples, he exhibited the Last Supper of Mary Stuart . Also in 1877 in Milan, he exhibited a portrait of a lady, and La musica buffa; I facili ammiratori; Mi ama o non mi ama?.
Charles Emmanuel II ; 20 June 1634 – 12 June 1675) was the Duke of Savoy from 1638 to 1675 and under regency of his mother Christine of France until 1648. He was also Marquis of Saluzzo, Count of Aosta, Geneva, Moriana and Nice, as well as claimant king of Cyprus, Jerusalem and Armenia. At his death in 1675 his second wife Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours acted as Regent for their nine-year-old son.
Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567.
Vincenzo Foppa was an Italian painter from the Renaissance period. While few of his works survive, he was an esteemed and influential painter during his time and is considered the preeminent leader of the Early Lombard School. He spent his career working for the Sforza family, Dukes of Milan, in Pavia, as well as various other patrons throughout Lombardy and Liguria. He lived and worked in his native Brescia during his later years.
Giuseppe Maria Crespi, nicknamed Lo Spagnuolo, was an Italian late Baroque painter of the Bolognese School. His eclectic output includes religious paintings and portraits, but he is now most famous for his genre paintings.
Giacomo Manzù, pseudonym of Giacomo Manzoni, was an Italian sculptor.
The Pinacoteca di Brera is the main public gallery for paintings in Milan, Italy. It contains one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, an outgrowth of the cultural program of the Brera Academy, which shares the site in the Palazzo Brera.
Carlo Francesco Nuvolone was an Italian painter of religious subjects and portraits who was active mainly in Lombardy. He became the leading painter in Lombardy in the mid-17th century, producing works on canvas as well as frescoes. Because his style was perceived as close to that of Guido Reni he was nicknamed il Guido della Lombardia.
Francesco Londonio was an Italian painter, engraver, and scenographer, active mainly in Milan in a late-Baroque or Rococo style.
Cesare Tallone (1853–1919) was an Italian painter.
Mosè Bianchi was an Italian painter and printmaker.
Luigi Bisi was an Italian architect and painter. He was the most notable member of an artistic family.
Francesco Filippini was an Italian painter from Lombardy. He was much influenced by Tranquillo Cremona.
Angiolo Achini was an Italian painter.
Cherubino Cornienti was an Italian painter, active in a Romantic style mainly in Northern Italy.
Vincenzo Volpe was an Italian painter. From 1874 to 1890, he painted mostly genre scenes. From 1891 to 1896, he concentrated on religious art, then returned to genre works and portraits.
Domenico Pesenti was an Italian painter and antiquarian. He painted mainly vedute.
Alessandro Zezzos was an Italian painter of genre scenes, costume scenes, portraits, and vedute, in watercolors and oils.
Eugenio Spreafico was an Italian painter, mainly of landscapes and genre works.
Attilio Andreoli was an Italian painter, depicting portraits, genre, and sacred subjects. He painted in oil and acquaforte, often in a realist style.
Eliseo Sala was an Italian painter.
Giuseppe Penuti was an Italian painter of the Neoclassic period, active in Milan and known best for his portraits, although he also painted history, vedute, and genre subjects.
Fondazione Cariplo is a charitable foundation in Milan, Italy. It was created in December 1991 when the Amato law, Law no. 218 of 30 July 1990, came into force. Under this law, saving banks were required to separate into a not-for-profit foundation and a commercial banking arm. The Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde, commonly known as Cariplo, was divided into the Fondazione Cariplo and Cariplo SpA, the bank, which merged with Ambroveneto in 1998.