He trained together with Giuseppe Rusconi in Rome. Here he executed the statues of St. Charles Borromeo and St. Bernard in the façade of Santa Maria Maggiore, a bust of Christine of Sweden (1740), the statue of Wealth in the Trevi Fountain (1735) and the sepulchre of Duchess Grillo in Sant'Andrea delle Fratte (1752).
Release from Deception (Il Disinganno)
Release from Deception (Il Disinganno), produced in 1752–1759, shows a fisherman being released from a net by an angel. The masterpiece was carved from a single piece of marble and can be seen in Cappella Sansevero, Naples.
- Wittkower, Rudolf (1993). "Art and Architecture Italy, 1600-1750". Pelican History of Art. 1980. Penguin Books. pp. 449–450.