|Died||September 10, 1767
|Known for||Painting and Architecture|
He was a pupil of Giovanni Canti, along with Giuseppe Bazzani and Francesco Maria Raineri. He excelled in painting landscapes. He painted The Alms of San Guerrino both for the Church of Sant’Egidio in Mantua. In 1746, he completed a series of monochrome paintings about the ‘’Life of St Hippolytus’’ for the church of Gazoldo degli Ippoliti. In 1748 he was appointed painter and architect of the Royal Ducal Theatre of Mantua. In 1752 established the Academy of Fine Arts of Mantua, and later became its director. He painted frescoes in Abbey of San Benedetto in Polirone between 1750 and 1760. Among his pupils was Giacomo Gatti.
- D'Arco, Carlo (1857). Delle arti e degli artefici di Mantova: notizie raccolte ed illustrate con Disegni e con Documenti. I. pp. 83–85.
- Lanzi, Luigi (1847). Thomas Roscoe (translator), ed. History of Painting in Italy; From the Period of the Revival of the Fine Arts to the End of the Eighteenth Century. II. London; Original from Oxford University, Digitized January, 2007: Henry G. Bohn.
- Cadioli, Giovanni (1763). Descrizione delle pitture, sculture, ed architetture: che si osservano nella citta de Mantova, e né suoi Contorni, data in luce, a comodo singolarmente de forastieri... Alberto Pazzoni, Regio Ducale Stampatore, Mantova.
- Lanzi, page 341.