In 1833 Luigi Garibbo is mentioned among the young "high hopes" engravers, in a volume dedicated to the Accademia Ligustica, the school where he studied. The artist practiced engraving for a long time, especially in the first decades of his activity, both as a designer, collaborating with the Milanese engraver and publisher Paolo Fumagalli, and acting directly as a draftsman and engraver. The best artwork are precisely the one in which he manages to use the refined aquatint technique to obtain elaborate lighting effects, suggestive chiaroscuro contrasts and precise details.