Descendant of that Baldassare Castiglione, who was one of the best friends of Raphael. He began his studies in Naples and completed them in Rome and Florence attending the best artists. He lived and fifty years in Paris. First reproduced interiors and landscapes, but later chose the portrait and historical subjects.
In the Gallery of Capodimonte in Naples will keep the picture painted by order of the Government Bourbon, representing “A ceremony took place in Rome in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.” Besides the small “Portrait of King Umberto”, performed for the commission, even the “Portrait of the Empress Eugenie,” exhibited at the International Exhibition in London in 1862. Its production was intense and there were many exhibitions in which he participated.
Figured exposures of Naples from 1848 to 1852, with many works including a “Interior of the Cathedral of Naples” which is now in the Royal Palace of Naples metropolis. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1868 to 1906 and in Milan he represented only once in 1906. He took part in the First Italian International Exhibition of Leningrad in 1898 with “A Feast at the Castle of Derbyshire” and in London in 1904 with the Italian Exhibition: “The Divine Comedy,” “Paolo and Francesca,” “Plautilla Nelli who paints the portrait of Grand Duchess of Tuscany. “