The hospital administration has the portrait of Cesare Morandi, a rich landowner, who died in 1885, because the widow, Rachele Bertolaja, to honor her memory, made a donation to the Ospedale Maggiore during her lifetime of property, asking for a portrait of her husband in addition to her own. The commission is assigned to Cesare Tallone, who paints it in Bergamo, where he taught at the Carrara Academy, using a photograph as a model, as noted by the painter himself next to the signature on the lower left.


  • Title: Portrait of Domenico Morandi
  • Creator: Cesare Tallone
  • Creator Lifespan: 1853/1919
  • Date Created: 1889
  • Location Created: Milano
  • Physical Dimensions: h 219 x w 122 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Support: canvas
  • Inv.: Ritratti 000297

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