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Tranquillo Cremona
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Sculpture of Cremona in the Palazzo Brera
Born (1837-04-10)10 April 1837
Pavia, Italy
Died 10 June 1878(1878-06-10) (aged 41)
Milan, Italy
Occupation painter

Tranquillo Cremona (10 April 1837 – 10 June 1878) was an Italian painter. He painted mostly portraits, but he also painted historical subjects such as Marco Polo At The Court of Kubla Khan.


Cremona was born in Pavia. When he was a young man he trained with the artist Giovanni Carnovali. He lived in Venice from 1852 to 1859. Then he moved to Milan. In Milan he became part of the Scapigliatura movement. Cremona died in Milan from a sudden intestinal blockage. The illness was caused by poisoning from the oil paints which he made himself. He tested them by spreading them on the bare skin of his arms.


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