He was an Argentine painter and architect. The 1850s and especially the 1860s would be the most prolific of his production as a painter. 223 works from these years are preserved, more than half of which are portraits, many of them commissioned for figures of society. He also approached, being one of the first to do so, the suburban and gaucho theme, shaping it according to the romantic doctrine that he had acquired in Europe. Several of his most famous works respond to these scenes from the Costa del Plata or the Pampas: Un alto en el campo (1861), Foreman and field laborer (1864), Lavanderas del Bajo Belgrano (1865) or Touring the ranch ( 1865).