Andrea Andreani (1540–1623) was an Italian engraver on wood, who was
among the first printmakers in Italy to use chiaroscuro, which
required multiple colours.
Born and generally active in Mantua
about 1540 (Brulliot says 1560) and died at Rome in 1623. His
engravings are scarce and valuable, and are chiefly copies of
Mantegna, Albrecht Dürer, Parmigianino and Titian. The most
remarkable of his works are Mercury and Ignorance, the Deluge,
Pharaoh's Host Drowned in the Red Sea (after Titian), the Triumph of
Caesar (after Mantegna), and Christ retiring from the judgment-seat
of Pilate after a relief by Giambologna. He was active 1584-1610 in
The Entombment 1585
after Raffaellino Motta da Reggio (Italian, 1550-1578)
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