He learned the rudiments of art by Francesco Netti, then attended the Academy of Naples. He began in 1883-1884 in Nice with a “Landscape”. In addition to Italy exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1885 to 1890, in Monaco of Bavaria, Berlin, in Monaco Principality, in Leningrad and London. Remarkable in him the color sensibility, typical of the Neapolitan school of which the Farnsworth, though Tuscan, was a follower.
His major works: “Breakfast in the countryside”, “Collaboration”, “Rest room to a turkish bath”, “portrait”, “Turkish praying”, “Road of Naples”, which was bought by the Society of Artists of Warsaw; “lovers’ means all works exhibited at the Paris Salon. His other works: “The samovar” and “evening”, exhibited in Monaco of Bavaria in 1892, “The Song”, in Berlin in 1893, “The Escape”, in Turin in 1898, now in the Gallery of Modern Art Rome, with which the Farnsworth obtained in 1897 the title of “associé” by the National Society of Fine Arts in Paris, “Dawn, Noon and Dusk” (triptych), “squalls” which figured in Milan in 1906 and “In hunting “” Blast in the Bay of Naples “, exhibited in Monaco Principality in 1907. The Farnsworth for many years was director of the Industrial Art Museum of Naples, taught Art History.