He began his studies in Genoa, then passed the Academy of Florence. At thirty he was appointed teacher at the Academy itself. Exposition of 1846 presented: “Francesca da Rimini” “piety,” now at the Marquis Gropallo, and the portraits of the “sculptor Santo Varni” and “Rev. Piccaluga.”
As a result, in addition to portraits produced paintings of historical subject romantic, inspired also to the artistic history of Genoa, such as “Pellegro Piola” and “Luca Cambiaso receiving the refusal to marry his brother’s wife.”
Also executed frescoes in the Palazzo Reale in Genoa. His other works: “The confession of a nun,” which won a medal at Florence; “Head of a Child” Ligurian Academy of Fine Arts; “Portrait of the Commander Angel Tower”, owned by Eng. Admired Joseph; “Aunt Remaggi,” “Portrait of Cesare Cabella,” “Portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi,” owned by Mr. Luigi Coltelletti of Genoa; “Portrait of Louis Coltelletti,” “Cupid and Psyche”, belonging to Miss prof. Linda Ferrario, “Portrait of the Rev. Giambattista Ricci,” “Amadeus VIII renounce the throne in favor of his son,” “Priests in reading,” “Pope Eugene III blesses the weapons of Amedeo III before the Crusade,” “Portrait of Tommaso Salvini “in the Museo Civico di Savona,” Francesca da Rimini and abandons his father’s house, “” political prisoner “,” Paolo and Francesca, “reduction of the painting owned by the Gallery of Modern Art in Genoa. His “Self-Portrait” is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.