He was a pupil of Ippolito Costa and influenced by his contemporary Domenico Fetti. He was employed by the court of the Duke Vincenzo I Gonzaga. The painting of St. Francis intercedes with the Virgin to liberate Mantua from the plague of 1630 for the church of Santa Agnese, but now in the Ducal Palace of Mantua, was attributed to him, but given the date of demise that seems unlikely. He painted for the churches of San Pietro, San Simone, and Santa Croce at Mantua.
- Coddè, Segretario dell Belle Arti in Mantova, Dottore Pasquale (1837). Aumentate e scritte Dottore Fisico, Luigi Coddè, ed. Memorie Biografiche, poste in forma di Dizionario die Pittori, Scultori, Architetti, ed Incisori Mantovani. Presso i Fratelli Negretti, Mantua; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on October 16, 2006. pp. 26–29.
- D'Arco, Carlo (1857). Delle arti e degli artefici di Mantova: notizie raccolte ed illustrate con Disegni e con Documenti (Volume I). p. 80.
- Bryan, Michael (1886). Robert Edmund Graves, ed. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume I: A-K). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. p. 159.
- D'Arco, page 80
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