A painter and engraver. After graduating in Law, he painted landscapes for his entire life. After a stay in Geneva (1858), where he studied under G. Castan, and one in Paris (1859), with C. Troyon, in 1860 he became friends with D'Andrade and the Rivara group. French naturalism was always his main source of inspiration, coupled with his understanding of the Macchiaioli. His paintings bear traces of the many trips he made around Europe.