Giuseppe Diotti (1779-1848) is one of the main protagonists of Cremona artistic panorama in the first part of the 19th century. He was trained out of the local tradition, between Parma, Rome and Milan, in contact with the most important representatives of the Italian neo-classicism and then, in 1811, he became the director of the Carrara Accademy in Bergamo.
Diotti was the teacher of some important painters from Cremona like Piccio, Giacomo Trécourt and Enrico Scuri. In particular Scuri, famous representative of the historical romanticism, substituted him as painting teacher at Accademia Carrara, maintaining strong connections with Cremona’s territory.
Other artworks, together with those by Diotti and Piccio, enrich Cremona’s artistic panorama in the first half of the 19th Century.
Omobono Longhi was specialized in the wall decoration but he was also famous as still lives’ painter (some of them are here exhibited).
In the room there is also a mirror containing a rich collection of miniature portraits which testify the relationships established in the 18th Century between the family Ala Ponzone and the imperial court in Wien. mperiale di Vienna.