Disciple of Domenico Induno Brera Academy , did not suffer so preponderant influence him . He studied the French masters , as evidenced by certain refinements and certain brightness of its landscapes.
It was with Garibaldi in the campaigns of 1859 , ’60, ’66 , and since then he abandoned history painting , to which he had at first dedicated to give himself entirely to the subject of military and equestrian paintings.
His studies are always interesting , his compositions spirited and lively although they have a few times to detect any incorrectness of drawing. Belongs , with Cammarano and factors , the small band of painters who drew inspiration from national wars . Main works : “Horse abandoned military housing ,” ” The Plough ” ; ” ” Garibaldi in the Vosges “, exhibited in Naples in 1877 , ” charge of the police in Pastrengo ” framework which aroused a real enthusiasm at the Turin 1880 ,” The lady you expect , “” at the outposts “,” Too much confidence , where the technique is improved, ” exhibited in Venice in 1881 ; ” general Doctors January 9, 1878 “and” After work ” , exhibited in Milan in the same year ,” The favorite horse “, exhibited in Milan in 1883 , ” Old police ” in 1848 and ” grenade explosion ” on display in Rome in the same year , “The surrender of the fort Ampola in Trentino ” , exhibited in Florence in 1885 and Milan in 1886 ” the artillery of the third division in San Martin “, exhibited in Venice in 1887.