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Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio

(c. 1500—1505)


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(b Verona or Parma, c. 1500–05; d ?Kraków, 26 Aug 1565). Italian engraver, goldsmith and medallist, active also in Poland. He is first recorded in 1526 in the entourage of Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1470/82–1527/34) in Rome. There the printer and publisher Baviera introduced him to Rosso Fiorentino, whose allegory Fury he engraved (b. 58). Caraglio continued to collaborate with Rosso and engraved several suites, such as the Labours of Hercules (b. 44–9), Pagan Divinities in Niches (b. 24–43) and Loves of the Gods (b.9–23; two after Rosso and eighteen after Perino del Vaga (1501–47)). After the Sack of Rome (1527), Caraglio took refuge in Venice, where he made engravings after Titian (c. 1485/90–1576; b. 3, 64). His presence is recorded there until 1537.

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From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.



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