He completed his training in Rome at the Academy of Fine Arts under the guidance of Maccari, after a long period of military service and after having participated in the campaigns of 1866 and 1870.
He dealt in preference to military subjects, and his works, exhibited in Rome, Venice, Melbourne, had good success. Modest and selfless, he died poor. Some works: “The Colonel Barattieri of St. Peter at the head of his regiment”, exhibited in Turin in 1883 and purchased by the family Barattieri; “The coup de grace,” “A survey”, “Memory of June 24, 1866,” exposed to Rome in 1890, “the fire of a barn”, considered his masterpiece. On behalf of the Hannibal Brugnoli Gabani painted “Horses” for which he specialized, the ceiling of the Teatro Costanzi in Rome.