Born in Milan on February 12, 1837. Died in Cureglia (Canton Ticino) on July 25, 1918. He studied at the Brera Academy as a disciple of Bertini. He executed numerous portraits and dealt with the historical genre; he used various techniques, from oil to tempera and fresco, in which he demonstrated particular aptitude, decorating palaces and churches. He was an illustrator of many periodicals. Works by him: Maria Stuarda at the feet of Elizabeth of England, exhibited at the Milan National Exhibition in 1872, awarded with a gold medal and purchased by the British Museum in London; Odalisque I, also awarded a gold medal and sold in London; Odalisque II, his last work conserved in Cureglia together with other works by him; Fortuna, owned by Ravasio of Milan; Carmen and Mignoli, extremely popular and reproduced in thousands of oleographic copies; A love lesson and Portrait of a lady, kept in the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan.