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Giuseppe Bossi (1777 - 1815)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Italian painter, fresco-painter, collector of drawings and books, and writer. Studied at the Accademia di Brera in Milan and the Accademia di Domenico Con in Rome. On his return to Milan in 1801 he became secretary to the Accademia di Brera, a post he held until 1807. During this period he devoted all his efforts to the restructuring of the Brera, providing it with new statutes and a major library and also founding the adjoining art gallery.


Born: 11 November 1777 in Busto Arsizio, Lombardy, Italy

Died: 15 December 1815

Nationality: Italian

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