Dictionary of Artists


To meet the requirement of scholars, art dealers, collectors or simple amateurs of having a quick and effective tool at their disposal to satisfy the various exigencies connected with the world of art, first of all the in-depth analysis of the work of painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers, etc., the "Dictionary of artists" puts itself up as an annotated list of names, sometimes accompanied, if marked by an asterisk, by a biography and by some signature examples.

Each artist is matched with a series of index cards regarding the works registered in the Data Bank of the Matteucci Institute, which can be issued on request.

The biographies are taken from the Dizionario degli artisti edited by Cristina Bonagura, integral part of the work Pittori & pittura dell'Ottocento italiano (1996-1997), coordinated by Giuliano Matteucci with the cooperation of Paul Nicholls and realized by the Redazioni Grandi Opere of the "Istituto Geografico De Agostini", to whom the Matteucci Institute expresses its sincere thanks for authorizing the circulation of the texts on line.


Consonni Giovanni*

Attivo a Milano fra il 1845 e il 1891
Formatosi all'Accademia di Brera, nel 1845 esordì all'annuale mostra braidense con quattro ritratti, ricomparendo poi a quella manifestazione in modo saltuario, ma con cospicui gruppi di opere: oltre ai ritratti presentò dipinti legati al Romanticismo storico (1847, Abboccamento di Federigo Borromeo coll'innominato; 1860, Episodio dell'assedio di Firenze del Guerrazzi). Come restauratore lavorò per la Quadreria dei Benefattori dell'Ospedale Maggiore, ove lasciò il Ritratto di Gaetano Bianchi (1852).
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