Student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, later moved to Naples under the guidance of Domenico Morelli. In 1880 he moved to Paris where he made contact with Leon Bonnat and with the international merchant Goupil.
From there he began a successful series of glamorous portraits accompanied by security guards of the technique, the subjects charming and refined palette. He was also engaged in advertising graphics. Among his prayer, the Lord bathrooms Pancaldi in Livorno, Dreams, Studio of the painter.