Italian sculptor who combined his neoclassicism with naturalistic detail and Romanticism. He sculpted Nymph and the Scorpion.
He went to Paris where he studied painting under Frédéric Desmarais and sculpture under François-Frédéric Lemot.
He is best known for his busts Charity, the Hercules and Lichas, and Faith in God.
His parents raised him in Vernio, Italy.
Napoleon Bonaparte was his most consistent patron.