Cantarini, Simone (also called Simone da Pesaro), an eminent Italian painter and engraver, was born at Oropezza, near Pesaro, in 1612, and studied first under Panidolfi, and afterwards under C. Ridolfi. He died at Venice in 1648. The following are some of his principal etchings: Adam and Eve Eating the Forbidden Fruit; The Repose in Egypt; The Virgin Mary, with a Glory and the Infant Jesus; St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness, holding his Cross and a Cup. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.