Un ritratto di Carlo Ceresa
| ARTE LOMBARDA - 2018 - 1-2
The portrait activity of the painter Carlo Ceresa (1609-1679), one of the greatest representatives of the lombard “painting of reality” in the seventeenth century, is enriched with a significant canvas discovered in a private collection. Mentioned briefly by a local source, the manuscripts of Giovanni Moratti preserved at the Civic Library Angelo Mai of Bergamo, the portrait – dating from the midseventeenth century – depicts a gentleman historically considered the notary Giovanni Giupponi, friend and fellow citizen of Ceresa. We know his age thanks to the Latin inscription («A[E]TAT. ANNOR LXII»), but for the moment it is impossible to identify the character with certainty...