Jacopo de Barbari

Italian , 1445 - 1516

An engraver and a painter, Barbari is also referred to as 'Jacob Walch' in some sources, leading to some dispute as to whether he was actually of Italian or German origin. He is known to have worked in Venice and indeed produced a celebrated and accurate woodcut map of the city in 1500. In this same year Barbari was appointed court painter to Emperor Maximillian at Nuremberg. He remained for the rest of his life in either Germany or the Netherlands . His engraved work included Italian influenced subjects from Classical art, though few examples of his work exist today.


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