Giuseppe Lertora (1821-1896), Milanese from a family of Genoese origin, first employee, then owner of a button factory, when he dies he named his brother Alessandro, arranging many legacies in charity, especially in favor of children's institutions, and a figure of 50,000 lire for the Maggiore Hospital. The commission of the portrait is the subject of an exchange between painters: Gaetano Previati assigns this task to Amerino Cagnoni in exchange for the portrait of Angela Maccia Rotta, assigned to him and then made by Previati.


  • Title: Portrait of Giuseppe Lertora
  • Creator: Amerino Cagnoni
  • Creator Lifespan: 1853/1923
  • Date Created: 1897
  • Location Created: Milano
  • Physical Dimensions: h 200.5 x w 120.5 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Support: canvas
  • Inv.: Ritratti 000333

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