Born in Cremona August 18, 1841 by James appreciated violinist and orchestra d ??, is a student of Henry Dark Accademia Carrara in Bergamo. After ten years of training, he moved to Milan (1862), where buy now reputation as an illustrator and caricaturist for newspapers and magazines humorous (?? Stone man ??, ?? Mephistopheles ??, ?? Spirit pixie ??). In 1869 gets the pre¬mio Mylius all ?? Accademia di Brera with the painting lesson in botany. In 1872 is one of the founders of the Famiglia Artistica Milanese and, later, will animator mundane event, including the exhibition remained famous ?? L ?? Unwell of Fine Arts ?? 1881. His other paintings, reproducing genre scenes and customs of the environment ?? Milan or humorous depictions (as Sentenced to death) soon become popular and are played repeatedly, even to foreign ??. In 1883 he was appointed advisor of the Brera Academy, which ten years later, calls him to succeed Casnedi the chair of the shape design, a position he will cease in 1921 for reasons of retirement (among his pupils remember Ambrose Alciati, Attilio Andreoli, Giuseppe Maggi and Giuseppe Porta). In 1894 he obtained a gold medal in Vienna with the painting The Mother of the Redeemer. L ?? His last major work, The Dream of the afterlife (painted for the chapel Curletti monumental cemetery of Milan), is the year 1901. ?? Also portraitist (Cremona, Museo Civico Ala Ponzone: Portrait of Amilcare Ponchielli, his friend; Milan, Ospedale Maggiore: portraits of Ignatius Peregalli, 1883, Francesco Osculati, 1890 Achille Nebuloni, 1910. Piacenza, Galleria Ricci Oddi: Portrait of father, 1880), draftsman and lithographer decorator fresco; among his works include the frescoes of the church of Rosazza Biella (1879), Villa Maraini in Nice (destroyed), the theater of San José in Costa Rica (large boxes with allegories of Poetry, Music and Dance) and in other foreign cities (London, Brussels, Montevideo, Buenos Aires). She is also dedicated to studies of Lombard painting and in particular of Eleuterio Pagliano, White Moses and Caesar Heel (his twenty-nine volumes d ?? archive containing handwritten and printed documents, dated between 1853 and 1928, are preserved at the Library of Art the Castello Sforzesco in Milan). His works are held in private collections and Italian public, including, in addition to those already mentioned, the collection Turri Milan (various designs) and the Civic Gallery of Modern Art in Milan ?? (Morning on the old road and the Maggianico henhouse of Pierina, assigned to the City of Milan from the Society for Fine Arts, respectively in 1881 and 1910. the laundry, 1900, donated by Vittore Grubicy De Dragon in 1920; l ?? Self-portrait, purchased from the author in 1922 ?? ; St. Matthew the Evangelist, 1879).