Domenico Aspari

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Topographical map of Milan as it supposedly was in 1158, drawn by Aspari in 1778.

Domenico Aspari (4 August 1746 – 8 April 1831) was an Italian painter and engraver.


Aspari was born at Milan in 1746, and studied under Valdrighi at Parma, where he executed some decorative paintings for the Ducal Palace. On his return to Milan, he almost entirely gave up painting in order to devote his attention to engraving, forming his style from that of Piranesi: in this branch of art he was very successful. His masterpiece of painting is the Madonna and Child enthroned, with Saints, which he executed for the church of Osnago. His self-portrait is in the Milan Gallery. He was a professor of painting at the Brera Academy. He died in 1831, and was replaced by Agostino Comerio as professor. [1][2]


His engravings include

  • The Flight into Egypt; after a picture said to be by Correggio.
  • The Last Supper; after Leonardo da Vinci.
  • M. Peregrina Amoretti; after Boroni.
  • Twenty-three Views of Milan.


  1. ^ Bryan,1886-9
  2. ^ Biblioteca italiana: o sia giornale di letteratura, scienze et arti, Volume 64, (1831), page 80-81.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Aspari, Domenico". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.