Casnedi Raffaele (Runo, Varese, 24 Sept 1822; Milan, 29 Dec 1892). Italian painter. From 1840 he studied under Luigi Sabatelli at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan. There he was awarded many prizes, including the Premio Roma in 1852, which enabled him to spend five years in Rome. His work from this period included the Widow’s Mite (1854; Milan, Brera). In 1856 Casnedi returned to Milan and in 1860 became Professor of Drawing at the academy.