INDUNO, Gerolamo
(b. 1825, Milano, d. 1890, Milano)


Italian painter, brother of Domenico Induno (1815-1878). a painter of genre and historical paintings. Like his brother, Gerolamo enrolled at the Accademia di Belli Arti di Brera to study under Luigi Sabatelli but left to participate in the uprising against Austrian rule in 1848. He joined in the 1849 defence of Rome, enlisted for the Crimea in 1855 and followed Garibaldi on his 1859 campaign. Much of his work derived from these military experiences (e.g. Garibaldi at Capua, 1861; Museo del Risorgimento, Milan), and, upon his return to Milan, he received many official commissions for paintings of Italian patriotic themes, for example Departure of the Conscripts (1881; Civico Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan), and for portraits of important figures of the Risorgimento, such as Victor Emmanuel II (1867; Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan). Gerolamo's anecdotal genre pieces were also popular. These included scenes of contemporary everyday life and costume pieces in 18th-century settings, for example Kissing Hands at the Carriage (1881; Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan).

Gerolamo Induno took part in the major events at the national and international level, including the exhibitions of 1873 in Vienna and 1878 in Paris.