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ROSSI, Properzia de' (<i>died</i> 1530), Sculptor, cameo engraver, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ROSSI, Properzia de' (died 1530), Sculptor, cameo engraver, engraver

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Italian, 16th century, female.

Born 1491 (?), in Bologna; died February 1530, in Bologna.

Sculptor (stone/wood), cameo engraver, engraver (burin).

Properzia de'Rossi was the pupil of Marcantonio Raimondi. She sculpted low reliefs, miniatures on cherry pips, and the sculptures on peach stones in the Bologna museum are also attributed to her. Legend has it that her life was one of an unrequited lover, a myth retold by

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