Luigi Bisi - inv. 264

Titolo: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli's bedroom
Numero di Inventario: 
264
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Interiors
Parole chiave soggetto: 
camera da letto
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Notizie storico-critiche: 
<p><a target="_blank" href="/userfiles/0264.pdf">Consulta la scheda scientifica</a></p>
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Luigi Bisi (1814-1886)
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Milano
Lombardia
Italia
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1850
Datazione specifica: 
1880-1890
Materia e Tecnica: 
oil on canvas
Opere correlate: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1917
Acquisizione: 
Camilla Gabba Cavezzali
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Antique Murano Glass Room

Datable to the 1880s, the painting was made after Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli’s death.

Luigi Bisi came from a family of painters, originally from Genoa which moved to Milan by the early 1800s. Luigi, in particular, dedicated himself to perspective painting – architectural views and monumental interiors – for which he enjoyed great success. From 1851 until his death he held the chair of perspective at the Brera Academy. Furthermore, he was the cousin of the wife of Giuseppe Bertini, Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli’s trusted consultant, artist and from 1881 the first director of the Museum.

Most probably, after Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli’s death, his presumed natural daughter, Camilla Gabba Cavezzali, wanted a reminder of one of the most intimate rooms in his house and commissioned it from the painter most acclaimed in representing interiors.

The canvas offers a valuable evidence about how the room was furnished before war damage of 1943. The great wooden bed, now lost, by the cabinet-maker Ripamonti, dominates the space. Alongside are works still in the room today: the prie-dieu, the Dead Christ and the Portrait of Rosa Poldi Pezzoli Trivulzio by Giuseppe Molteni, and the Portrait of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli by Giuseppe Bertini.

AC/DC: 
DC