He studied at the Accademia Albertina with Cusa and the Arienti, then in 1850 he went to Frankfurt where he studied under Edward Steinlen. He traveled extensively abroad, attending more studies of the painters of the place, and when he returned to Italy in 1854, he went to Venice and Rome, to study you the great masters. Good landscape painter, fresco painter accurate, acquired fame above all for his historical paintings.
In his works there is very correct design, meticulous attention to detail, accurate disposition of the masses. Beyond the fresco decorations in the Cathedral of Alexandria, in the church of St. Augustine in Saluzzo, Palazzo della Cisterna and the church of St Joachim in Turin, in Chieri’s Cathedral and in that of Cirie, are recalled his paintings: “I funeral of Tiziano Vecellio, “bought by Vittorio Emanuele II and donated to the Museum of Turin, which earned the artist, aged only 24, was appointed professor at the Accademia Albertina;” Old houses “,” Vacation finite, “” Paul and Virginia “;” Tintoretto and Aretino, “” John Huss in prison in Konstanz “sketch and painting in the Gallery of Modern Art in Milan, where also is found” the Merchant of Venice, “” the eagles “,” Death the Doge Foscari, “” a quid pro quo of Don Quixote, “” Peace cloistered, “” the Tower of Belem on the Tagus, “” the Miner “;” The Kiss “,” Filiberto gives alms to the poor in Carmagnola “property of the Albertina. In the Civic Museum of Turin there are also “Goldoni studies from life his comedies,” “This is Jerusalem,” “Too late!” “Murder by Fra ‘Paolo Sarpi,” “Costumes of Savoy,” “I remember Catalonia” . In the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome is found “Market of flowers in Delphi.”