Born in Milan in 1840, died on 12 August 1904 at the Simplon Pass. Of English origin, like his elder brother Luigi, also a painter, he is a pupil of Gaetano Fasanotti and Luigi Riccardi at the Milanese Academy of Brera. He later perfected himself in Switzerland under the guidance of the landscape painter Alexandre Calame, whose influence is manifested in his first landscapes made in the Roman stay (1872-1880). Later he moved to England, Switzerland and the nearby Ossola and Verbano valleys. Since 1892 he has lived permanently in Domodossola, the starting point for excursions in the Ossola and in the upper Valdese Valley, where he carries out his entire pictorial activity. He participates in various national and foreign exhibitions. A large painting of him, Beech forest with sheep, exhibited in Philadelphia is awarded a silver medal. His works are mainly preserved in private collections, including foreign ones; an important nucleus is today in a private North American collection (Twilight at Lake Avino; Monte Leone; Alpe Veglia; Monte Rosa; Macugnaga; The Anzo river in the Anzasca Valley, A via di Zermatt, Lake Riffel; Lake Piedilugo ).


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