Painter, lithographer, history painter, portraitist. Studied under P. Benvenuti at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Worked in St Petersburg (from 1811). Appointed painter (1812), academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts for Cain Cursed by the Lord for Fratricide and Running from the Wrath of God (1813). Custodian and restorer of painting in the Imperial Hermitage (1817–1843).