He completed his training at the Accademia di San Luca distinguished by the precocious talent. Its production is affected by the initial lesson purist and religious themes. Soon, in fact specialized in the fresco technique of which he also became one of the leading theorists. His portrait of Boniface VIII, sent the Universal Exposition of 1851, he obtained a prize.
In 1855 in Paris sent a seventeenth episode of the singing of Dante’s Inferno and a Madonna with the child. In his maturity, starting from the 70s, emerged with the activity of portraiture and the production neo Pompeian where the precise archaeological reconstruction was accompanied by descriptive meticulously compiled a list of every detail. This element put him in touch with the international market and in particular with the Maison Goupil who sought precisely these subjects chic made with impeccable technique.
Among the works on display include: Costume di Ciociaria con due bambini, Dante e Virgilio sul dragone alato, Un baccante, Ritratto di un signore inglese, S.M.la Regina Margherita, Aspetterò (mezza figura di donna), Il parassita al triclinio, Catullo sulle rive del Tevere, Figura di donna pompeiana, Il giuoco degli astrologhi, L’offerta ai lari, Giuditta, Due giovanette conservando l’amore dei colombi.