Angelo Pietrasanta

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

Biography[edit]

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]

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]

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

Sources[edit]

  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.