Chierici embarked on his studies at the Scuola della Belli Arti di Reggio-Emilia and later continued at the Accademia di Modena followed by the Accademia di Firenze from 1858. Despite his more classical training at the Academy, by the 1860s, Chierici's art turned to embrace genre scenes characterized by a pictorial realism. Resulting from his faithful observance of scenes from domestic life, he became known for his depictions of peasants, children and animals, characters that promoted pure and simple family values. Important to Chierici was not just the display of the symbols of daily life such as the furnishings, objects, costumes, children's toys, but the interaction between his characters and the resulting mood that is conveyed.
Andrea Baboni will include this work in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné.