He was a pupil of Carlo Cignani in Bologna, and worked in Lombardy, then in Rome. He painted an Annunciation for the church of the Nunziata in Piacenza. In Rome, he frescoed the sacristy of S. Paolino, and left some oil pictures in the church of S. Elisabetta. He was the father of the painters Ludwig Stern and Veronica Stern.
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- Allegory of Spring, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
- Sts. Sergius and Bacchus and St. Basil, Church of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus, Rome
- The History of Painting in Italy, from the Period of the Revival., Volume 2, by Luigi Lanzi, page 309.