Portrait of Celestina Clerici

Bartolomeo Giuliano1871

Ca’ Granda – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico

Ca’ Granda – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
Milan, Italy

Celestina Clerici (1794-1870), sister of the doctor and benefactor Giovanni Clerici, is in turn a benefactor of the Maggiore Hospital. The portrait, commissioned from Bartolomeo Giuliano, is executed using a photograph as a model. The "smudged" background that contrasts with the academic drawing of the woman's face and severe figure, demonstrates the painter's interest in the most innovative contemporary artistic movements.


  • Title: Portrait of Celestina Clerici
  • Creator: Bartolomeo Giuliano
  • Creator Lifespan: 1825/1909
  • Date Created: 1871
  • Location Created: Milano
  • Physical Dimensions: h 198 x w 119 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Support: canvas
  • Inv.: Ritratti 000265

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