Lombard painting of the 19th century

Antichità Giglio also deals with paintings of the 19th century, both Italian and European, starting from Neoclassicism to Symbolism. Paintings of the 19th century represent today a sector that enjoys a great growth among collectors in the last few years. Lombard painting of the 19th century includes the names of very popular Italian artists, sought-after at an international level.

Many of these had already been sought-after during their lives thanks to the art dealers of the 19th century such as Adolphe Goupil.

Among the most important names of the Lombard painting of the 19th century we remember Giuseppe Molteni, Giovanni Migliara, Federico Moja, Carlo Canella, Angelo Inganni, Domenico and Gerolamo Induno, Tranquillo Cremona, Giovanni Carnovali called Il Piccio, Mosè Bianchi, Emilio Longoni, Giorgio Belloni, Filippo Carcano, Angelo Morbelli.

Some of the exponents of the Lombard painting of the 19th century

Giovanni Migliara is an Italian painter and scenographer that was born in Alessandria on the 15th of October 1785, but he moved to Milan soon for his studies at the Carcano theatre. Here, he becomes a skillful miniaturist, landscape painter and scenographer too.

His works are mainly characterised by reduced dimensions, becoming true miniatures. His brush stroke reclaimed the great Italian painting of the 18th century to paint his Urban views and real-life perspectives of monuments, architectures and Lombard and Milan’s landscapes.

Of Migliara, it is possible to admire the Porticato di Sant’Ambrogio (St. Ambrose’s colonnade). The fixè is also famous, which is a painted miniature on silk and then applied on glass. The collection of his works is massive, stored at the Pinacoteca of his natal city, completed in a decisive way by the vast bequest of Teodolinda Migliara.

The Induno brothers, instead, Gerolamo and Domenico, document the Wars of the Resurgence. Gerolamo Induno represents a perfect interpreter of the resurgence’s epoch, impregnating his pictures with heroism and patriotism. Among his more popular canvases, Imbarco a Genova del generale Giuseppe Garibaldi (General Giuseppe Garibaldi’s boarding in Genova) and Battaglia di Magenta (The battle of Magenta). Whereas, his brother Domenico is author of the Portrait of Goffredo Mameli and The thinking beauty.

Mosè Bianchi was born in Monza in 1840 and died in the same city in 1904. Once the technical studies were done, he joins the Brera Academy in Milan. He becomes an advisor of the Academy in 1871.it is admired by the contemporaneous Antonio Fontanesi and Domenico Morelli, especially for the extraordinary modernity of his painting.

In the Blessing of the houses, of 1870, expresses, as in A good smoke, of 1872, which wins in 1877 the Prize “Principe Umberto”, a sketch art of genre.

Angelo Morbelli begins his artistic activity in the music field, however, due to health problems, he leaves music prematurely and dedicates to painting. The recurrent themes in Morbelli are initially connected to the interpretation of humble characters of reality.

Subsequently, he dedicates to the representation of landscapes, especially of paddy fields in the area around the province of Alessandria and in the area of Vercelli. He also dedicates himself to the representation of mountain landscapes. Between 1908 and 1909 he came in contact with the great Carrà and Boccioni.

Some works

Domenico Induno 
(Milan 1815 – 1878) 
In the attic
Oil on canvas, cm 71×65.  Signed and dated on the bottom left corner: D.o Induno 1865
Giovanni Migliara
(Alessandria 1785 – Milan 1837)
Palace view with ruins and figures
Oil on paper applied on canvas, cm 36×46
Giovanni Migliara
(Alessandria 1785 – Milan 1837)
Venice view with figures
Oil on paper applied on canvas, cm 36×46
Federico Moja
(Milan 1802 – Dolo 1882)
Chapel in the cave of the Church of St. Victor in Brembate
Oil on canvas, cm 66×54. Signed and dated on the basement of the chapel: F. Moja 1864
Filippo Carcano
(Milan, 1840 – 1914)
Born from the sea, 1911
Oil on canvas, cm 138×195. Signed and dated on the bottom left corner

The valuation of the paintings of the 19th century

Evaluating paintings of the 19th century means considering and relating various aspects. Those elements are connected to the current art market, which keeps into account the various trends and tastes of the collectors.

The valuation of a painting of the 19th century is mainly given by the citations of the author which realised it and by the quality but also by the conservational state, dimensions, pleasantness of the subject, provenance and historic-artistic relevance.

In our Gallery section you can admire some of the paintings of the 19th century on sale or sold at our Gallery.

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