Portrait of Cesarina Miani Riva

Enrico Ravetta1909

Ca’ Granda – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico

Ca’ Granda – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
Milan, Italy

Cesarina Miani Riva (1886-1908) dies at the age of 22. The widower Francesco Riva had this portrait painted for his Milanese home by Enrico Ravetta, a Lombardi post-impressionist, in which a young woman holds in her arms a kitten and the "diablo", a wooden game in vogue in the 1920s, today produced with different materials. In 1916 he donated it to the Ospedale Maggiore, so that it could be posted in the atrium of the urological pavilion in her name. The picture gallery already possessed a portrait of the deceased, executed in 1909 by Achille Beltrame.


  • Title: Portrait of Cesarina Miani Riva
  • Creator: Enrico Ravetta
  • Creator Lifespan: 1864/1939
  • Date Created: 1909
  • Location Created: Milano
  • Physical Dimensions: h 210 x w 105 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Support: canvas
  • Inv.: Profani 000139 Ritratti 000379 bis

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