Carlo Pozzi (1808-1889), of Gorgonzola (Milan), having lost his wife and only son, appoints the Ospedale Maggiore as universal heir. In his will he asked for a family tomb to be built for him in the Monumental Cemetery, where he could meet with his loved ones. The portrait is commissioned from Camillo Repetti, who uses a photograph as a model. The painting, exhibited on the occasion of the Festa del Perdono, is considered "very commendable". The artist will request it from the Quadreria to be able to exhibit it at the International Exhibition of Paris in 1900.