Modena, Niccoletto Da

Modena, Niccoletto da an old Italian painter and engraver, flourished at Modena about the beginning of the 16th century. He is principally known as one of the first engravers of Italy. His plates are well designed, but are rudely executed. The principal productions are, The Adoration of the Shepherds; St. Sebastian, with Niccoletto on a tablet; St. Jerome; St. George; a full- length figure of Christ; St. Sebastian, with his arms tied over his head to a column, and his body pierced with six arrows. Another St. Sebastian, larger than the preceding, and pierced with three arrows. David with the head of Goliath; St. Anthony; The vestal Lucca carrying water in a sieve to prove her virginity; St. Catharine, and a Saint bearing a large bag on his back. The date of his death is unknown. See Jameson and Eastlake, Hist. of our Lord (Lond. 1864, 2 volumes, 8vo), 2:57; Lanzi, Hist. of Painting, transl. by Roscoe (Lond. 1847, 3 volumes, 8vo), 1:107; 2:346; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts (N. Y. 1865, 2 volumes, 8vo), 2:571.

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