Born in Oropezza near Pesaro (he is also called "Il Pesarese") in 1612, worked under Claudio Ridolfi and then in Bologna. Follower of Guido Reni until 1637, went to Rome ca. 1639, Mantua ca. 1642, and Verona where he died on 15 October 1648. See: Sopher, Marcus. Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints. Stanford: 1978.