Born in Milan on 14 May 1815, died in the same city November 5, 1878. “The father, employed in the kitchens of the Court, the child allotted at the goldsmith Luigi Cossa, who protected him, helped him, drove him to the teachings of Brera.
Here in the first year of attendance, had four awards for essays ornate figure, nude and painting, and in the following years continued to emerge, particularly procacciandosi admiration Hayez, which earned him many clients. He was a close friend of Massimo d’Azeglio since those youthful years, sharing with them not only the artistic ideals, but also the passion of an Italian-safe and ready for any sacrifice.
In August, 1848, after giving his work as an artist and as a man to the glories of the uprising, he was forced to take refuge in Switzerland, whence it passed in Tuscany, expressing his patriotic feelings in exile with the “Bulletin of the fall of Rome “and with the” pain of the soldier. ”
Just past 1859 Dominic was able to return to pursue, with renewed serenity of mind, to his art, after expressing patriotic sentiments in the non-dormant ‘”Arrival of the bulletin of the peace of Villafranca.” After 1859 he lived in Milan.