Bettelini Pietro an eminent Italian engraver, was born at Lugano in 1763, and studied under Gandolfi and Bartolozzi. In 1848 he was employed on The Judgment of Solomon, after Raffaelle. His masterpiece is the engraving of The Entombment, after Andrea del Sarto, in the Florentine gallery. The following are some of his best productions: — St. John; Ascension of the Virgin; Magdalene; Madonna and Sleeping Infant; the Portraits of Poliziano, Machiavelli, and Galileo. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.