Carpi, Ugo an Italian painter and engraver, was born at Rome about 1486, and distinguished himself by the invention of printing in chiaro-scuro, in imitation of drawing. The following are some of his principal engravings: Jacob's Ladder; David with the Head of Goliath; The Murder of the Innocents; The Descent' from the Cross, etc. He died about 1530. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.