Born in Trescore Balneario (Bergamo) in 1841, died in his nineties in 1932 in Turate (Como), in the Casa dei Veterani. After participating as a volunteer in the war of 1859, then as an officer of the regular army in the 1866 campaign, he was sent to southern Italy to fight against banditry, but malaria forced him to civil life, and he devoted himself to painting. who had studied privately with Lelli and Induno. With the exception of a few historical pictures, his production is, for the most part, made up of landscapes and seascapes. Among his most appreciated paintings of him are mentioned: Macbeth and the witches in the woods, preserved in Brera, with which he won the Mylius prize; Monte Barro and Da Malgrate in Lecco, which, exhibited in Naples in 1876, were purchased, the first by a foreigner, the second, preserved in the Pinacoteca di Capodimonte, by Vittorio Emanuele II; Monterosso; Abbadia on Lake Lecco; Punta di Pallanza; Lago di Lecco, exhibited in Milan in 1883; Lake of Carda: Lake of Pescate, in Rome in 1883; Shores of Vercurago; Monte Rosa; The Pianazzo wood; Sesto Colende; Lake Lugano, in Turin, in 1884; Monte San Martino; The horns of Ganzo di Valmadrera; Mount Legnane; Panorama of Lecco, in Milan in 1886; The bridge of Lecco; Pescarenico sull'Adda; On the lake, in Venice in 1887; Heights of Menaggio; Pescarenico and Mount San Martino; The tip of Bellagio, in Bologna in 1888; Monte Rosa and the Pre-Alps from Lake Maggiore, exhibited in Milan, in 1906; Raveno quarries on Lake Maggiore; Sunset in Valmadrera, purchased by the Duchess of Genoa; Fenolo, purchased by Umberto I. he was a very modest and good man. In Bergamo, at the Galleria della Permanente, in 1946 a commemorative exhibition was set up for him which included twenty-four works, some of which are very significant.