Born in Naples on 10 December 1841, died in the same city on 23 August 1915. The son of a critic, he was initiated into art by his father. He was a pupil of Marchetti in Rome and of Mancinelli and Morelli in Naples; most recently he attended Filippo Palizzi's studio, assimilating that loving care in the search for luminosity that he was able to impress in all his lively paintings, notable for the sensitivity with which the transparencies of the Neapolitan skies are treated. He was defined as the "continuer of the Posillipo School". Very young, he illustrated novels and newspapers with happy compositions inspired by the Neapolitan folklore of which he was a loving lover. He exhibited Manfredi at the Promoter of Naples in the year 1868 and in Parma in 1872, where he received the second prize; The legend of the sirens in Naples in 1871, in Milan in 1872 and at the Vienna International of the year 1874, where he was awarded a silver medal; The washerwomen and Marina, in Milan in 1872; Clouds of autumn; Street of Naples; Fishing boat; Caligine; Pomegranate tree; The evening; Tinder seekers, in Turin in 1880; The vote of the Madonna del Carmine, in Paris and in London (it was bought by an American collector). Other works: The blessing of the donkeys; The cabin of the Pulcinella; The pink mist; Peaceful night; Sailors pulling a boat; The reseller of Christmas fruits; Margellina beach; A church in Naples; Love on the balcony; Arianna, kept in the Rivoltella Museum in Trieste; Maria; Fishing boats; Summer night; Venice; Quiet and Port of Venice, all in the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome; The bay of Naples; tempera for the Salerno theater; the decorations for the Miceli house and in the Serignano, Pignattelli, Rendei palaces; the paintings for the churches of Piedigrotta and Gragnano. During his eight-year stay in Paris, he worked for the Goupil house.


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