Born December 19, 1832 at Castelle, a hamlet of San Lazzaro, near Bologna, in keeping the accounts Malvasia whose father Joseph was a factor, and died in Bologna January 23, 1916. Self-taught, in 1861 took part in the First Exhibition Italian in Florence with two paintings still tied to romantic motifs, Remains of an ancient castle and sunset scene in the pine forest of Ravenna. His attention to the landscape, caught from life, the power of attorney in October of 1862 ?? l ?? attention Signorini that, in the review of the Promoter of Florence appearance on New Europe ?? ?? (where Bertelli exposes Cottage on time d ?? autumn took around Bologna View of Battiferro above channel Navile in proximity of Bologna on the end of winter ??), inserted between the progressives ?? ?? of the same era ?? Bertelli (with, among others, to Pasini, Cabianca, Factors, Abbati, De Tivoli, League and Sernesi). In 1867 he came to Paris on the occasion of ?? Exposure Univer¬sale where he was able to study the works of the painters of the Barbizon school, Courbet, Rousseau, Daubigny, Troyon, Corot and Millet; in ques ?? last, perhaps for the common peasant origin, looks particularly, to make a copy of one of his works. To return home seeking to capitalize on the lessons realist landscape painters of the French, enforcing it with reminiscences of Lombard painting, whose ways, according to some, would have assimilated into a stay in Milan. Later he moved to Bologna with his large family (he had married in 1857 Matilda Benetti); but its economic situation becomes more dire for debts incurred to re-start an old brick kiln. In 1870 he obtained a silver medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Parma, where he exhibited Place pleasant, and, around this date, are at different landscapes, including crenellated wall (Florence, Crespi collection) and the crevasse. In 1880 this is all ?? National Exhibition of Turin with a wooded landscape and in 1883 two brothers is awarded gold medal at the sacred art in Rome. Among his landscape paintings include: Pond in the morning (about 1880; Bologna, collection Minelli), Pineta Pineta in the morning and at sunset (1890), Moon Lake (about 1895; Bologna, collection Minelli), Stradina all 'dawn (about 1900), the Savena S. Ruffilo (approximately 1885, Bologna, collection Roda), Valle del Savena (Florence, Crespi collection), inspired mainly by the region of the Savena. Later it will move in the Emilia, then in the pine forest of Classe, near Ravenna, then to Venice, where he will stay around 1890, depicting, among other things, The Church of the Health (Bologna, collection Minelli) and Piazzetta di S. Marco (already owned Beliossi, stolen by the Nazis), and finally, around 1895, on Lake Como, where he painted numerous views. Later will draw inspiration from rock quarries: Cave of Monte Donato; The quarry and mill; Blast in the quarry (Bologna, property Pedrazzi), dating back to 1900. His work is re-evaluated after his death, from the first retrospective in Bo¬logna in 1920; it follows, in the same city, the celebratory exhibition of 1946, curated gallery Francesco Fran¬cia; in Milan, l ?? following year, at the Gallery of Examination; in October 1967, in Bologna, at the Gallery of the fireplace, along with the works of his son Flavio; Finally, between December 2011 and January 2012, l ?? large retrospective exhibition, which are seventy works of artist ??, set up in the Palazzo d ?? Accursio in Bologna.