Alfonso Agnoletto was born in 1858 in Albaredo d'Adige (Verona) in a family of pharmacists. He studies medicine; after graduating, he worked for a time in Brianza, then in Milan. In his will he left all his assets, around 500,000 lire, to charity; allocates 150,000 lire to the Maggiore Hospital, in addition to 1,500 lire a year for a scholarship for a young practitioner of particular skill. The assignment of the portrait at the express request of the benefactor, is assigned to Giuseppe Amisani, who, having a photograph as a model, portrays him in the open: behind the foreshortening of the Park with the Sforzesco Castle, besides remembering his forty year medical profession exercise in Milan, it attenuates the rigidity of the figure and allows a free use of light and colors, spread with large spots on the canvas.


  • Title: Portrait of Alfonso Agnoletto
  • Creator: Amisani Giuseppe
  • Creator Lifespan: 1879/1941
  • Date Created: 1938
  • Location Created: Milano
  • Physical Dimensions: h 200, w 119 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Support: canvas
  • Inv.: Ritratti 000606

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