Mocetto, Girolamo

Mocetto, Girolamo a painter and engraver of the Venetian school, and sometimes called Hieronymus Mocetus, was a native of Verona, according to Lanzi, or of Brescia, according to Vasari, and was probably an early disciple of Bellini. Lanzi mentions an altar-piece in the church of S. Nazario-e-Celso bearing his name, and dated 1493. Mocetto was chiefly known, however, as an engraver, and his works in this line are extremely scarce and valuable. Among others may be mentioned engravings of the Resurrection; the Sacrifice, with many figures; the Virgin and Child, with St. John the Baptist and another saint, which is now in the British Museum; the Virgin and Child seated on a Throne, and a wood-cut of the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. He died about 1500. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts (N.Y. 1865, 2 volumes, 8vo), 2:590; Lanzi, Hist. of Painting, transl. by Roscoe (Lond. 1847, 3 volumes, 8vo), 2:107; Revue des Beaux Arts, June 15, 1859.

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