Giovanni Migliara

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Giovanni Migliara
Molteni Giuseppe, Ritratto di Giovanni Migliara (Parma).jpg
Portrait of Giovanni Migliara (1829)
Painted by Giuseppe Molteni
Born (10-05-1837)May 1837, 10
Alessandria, Italy
Died (10-05-1837)May 1837, 10
Milan, Italy
Nationality Italian
Known for Painting
Movement Romanticism
Vedute of Venice
Interior of Church

Giovanni Migliara (Alessandria, October 15, 1785 – Milan, April 18, 1837), was a nobleman and Italian painter active at the beginning of the 19th century, painting vedute and history paintings.


Born to artisan parents of limited means, Giovanni Migliara began his career as a decorator[disambiguation needed] of veduta in the Teatro Carcano (1804) and La Scala (1805 - 1809). Due to illness, he stopped working for a time, and his works were limited. Then, from 1810, he began painting again in watercolours and oils on different surfaces, (canvas, silk, and ivory).

While the Milanese painting scene was dominated by neoclassic painters Andrea Appiani and Luigi Sabatelli, Giovannni Migliara stayed with the historical themes and medieval subtlety of romanticism. With his improved technique, his choice of subjects, and the quality of his work, he became a favorite of the Milanese aristocracy. In 1822, he was named Professor of the Brera Academy in Milan, and in 1833, he was named painter of the Court of King Charles Albert of Sardinia.

As well as his historical canvases, he produced a number of church interiors in a topographical style.

Among his pupils was Giovanni Renica of Brescia,[1] Luigi Bisi, and Federico Moia (October 20, 1802- March 29, 1885).


  • View of Campo San Giovanni e Paolo with the facade of the School of San Marco,
  • Vue du pont du Rialto à Venise, Phillips, The International Fine Art Auctioneers, London.
  • Intérieur de la Basilique de San Lorenzo, Milan Museum.
  • Via Fatabene Fratelli (1830), Milan.
  • Portique de l'église San Lorenzo (v.1814), Milan.
  • Le Vestibule d'un Couvent (1833), Alexandria Art Gallery.
  • Entrée au château de Plessis de la Tour (1833), Civic Modern Art Gallery, Turin.
  • Confalonieri e Pellico alla applicazione del metodo Lancaster-Bell di mutuo insegnament, Museum of the Risorgimento (Turin)


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Italian Wikipedia.


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  1. ^ *Caimi, Antonio (1862). Delle arti del designo e degli artisti nelle provincie di Lombardia dal 1777-1862. Milan, Italy: Presso Luigi di Giacomo Pirola. p. 97. 

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