He studied in Naples as a pupil of Anton Sminck van Pitloo e di Gabriele Smargiassi. Then he resumed the ways of the Posillipo school with an airy style and favoring the views of the surroundings of Naples. In 1837 he exhibited View of the Camaldoli hill and of the Agnano Lake at the Bourbon Exhibition.
Later he exhibited several times at the Bourbon Biennale, not disdaining the high genre of the historical landscape. In 1844 he preferred to move to Paris to try to make himself independent and fit well within the barbizon school.
Hence the indefatigable study of reality, the chromatic paste that becomes thicker and the tones that prefer greens and browns. He also began to exhibit at the Parisian Salons, enjoying critical and public success. Among his oepre we remember: Breakfast in the woods, The cook and his dog, Thunderstorm, Hunting in the swamp, The howl of the wolf, Abruzzo landscape.