Born in Chiavari on May 24, 1823, died in Rome on April 21, 1916. He was first initiated into the career of a merchant marine officer; then, his artistic vocation imposed itself, and he obtained permission to go to Florence, to that Academy, to study painting there. From there in 1848 he went to Rome, with the intention of studying sacred art and religious painting there, but, fascinated by the severe beauty of the sad Roman countryside, he became a landscape painter and animalist. He was influenced by the Fattori and the Macchiaiuoli. An indefatigable as well as insatiable worker, he was almost ignored by the general public - perhaps because his paintings, admirable documents of the life of the Agro, do not have that splendor, that vivacity of color that grip the profane, and can appear approximate and weak in the drawing - and it was necessary that in 1913 his friends, who appreciated him, tried to draw him out of misery with an exhibition organized in Rome in his honor. And in misery he died. Among his works, the following deserve particular mention: Il Samaritano, exhibited in Genoa in 1862; Buffaloes in the Roman countryside; Hay wagons; Buffaloes in the Pontine Marshes; Head of a donkey; Mule and horse; Idyll. preserved, with Transport of a block of travertine, in the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome; Study of a Shepherd; Buttero and buffalo; A horse; Buttero sick with malaria; Study of animals; Head of a buttero (drawing): all in the Perera collection; An enraged buffalo; Fight of bulls; Plowing; Buffaloes in Maccarese; Marsh horses and The bleeding of the canals in Terracina, exhibited in Venice in 1899: all in the collection of the Opera Pia Regina Margherita in Rome; Roman costume, in the Albanesi collection; / pilgrims, in the Moraldi-Serafini collection; Flock (watercolor); Maremma horses; Malaria, a painting on which he worked for forty years, and which is the property of the heirs; Pellegrinaggio dì ciociare, exhibited in Genoa in 1884; In the Pontine Marshes, exhibited at the 1899 Venetian Biennale; The traveling masseria, sent to that of 1903; / new buffaloes in the new Lazio, presented in Milan in 1906; Misery and friendship; In malaria and Buffaloes at work, exhibited at the Cinquantenaire Exhibition held in Rome in 1911; Butteri, exhibited at the retrospective exhibition of the nineteenth century organized in Venice in 1928 and belonging to comm. Paolo Giordani. And again: The black bull; I throw in the race; Bove; Stationary horse; Buffalo in the bathroom; Bagpiper with flock; Child lying down; Bovi at rest; Buttero smoking; Shepherd and calf and shepherd with sheep; Little donkey. Butteri on horseback and La mandria are kept in the Gallery of Modern Art in Genoa. In 1870, Raggio had been appointed partner of Ligustica; in 1901, member of merit of the Accademia di San Luca; in 1911, running partner of the Chiavari Economic Society.