Giuseppina Cova Chierichetti does not directly benefit Ospedale Maggiore. It is the daughter Luigia, who in the will allocates 250,000 lire to the hospital in memory of her father Giuseppe Chierichetti and her mother Giuseppina Cova, of which she also sends the "family" portraits by Giuseppe Bertini (this in 1871) Luigia, orphaned at the age of ten of his mother (daughter of Antonio Cova, the owner of the famous Milanese coffee-pastry shop), received an excellent education and learned several foreign languages; friend of writers and artists,she was a good painter with participation in exhibitions; he also collaborates with the Ambrosian Library in document filing and the acquisition of works of art. During the First World War she is a volunteer Red Cross nurse. The donation to the Hospital is a legacy that she planned within the complete destination of her patrimony in charity in favor of the Pio Istituto dei Figli della Provvidenza (Pious Institute of the Sons of Providence).


  • Title: Portrait of Giuseppina Cova Chierihetti
  • Creator: Giuseppe Bertini
  • Creator Lifespan: 1825/1898
  • Date Created: 1871
  • Location Created: Milano
  • Physical Dimensions: h 64.5, w 53 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Support: canvas
  • Inv.: Ritratti 000663

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