A painter. A pupil of P.G. Palmieri in Turin, he moved to Paris in 1800 where he spent the rest of his life, regularly exhibiting his views and landscapes at the Salons and winning the gold medal in 1824. From 1816 he was M.me du Berry's painting teacher and, in 1817, Honorary Academician in Parma. He exhibited in Turin from 1820 and at Brera from 1832. He painted landscapes and historical paintings for Charles Albert of Savoy in 1840-44. In 1841 he was awarded the Civil Order of Savoy.