Pensieri, Batista

Pensieri, Batista, an Italian engraver who flourished in the latter part of the 16th century, was a native of Parma, and is usually called Baptista Parmensis, from his signature. Zani calls his name Battista Pensieri da Parmna, and says that he was a designer, engraver, and a seller of books and prints, and gives four inscriptions from his prints (see Spooner). Pensieri resided chiefly at Rome, where he engraved several plates for various masters, and others from his own designs, executed in a style resembling that of Cornelius Cort. Among these are the following: The Virgin and Infant appearing to St. John (after Baroccio, Baptista Parmensis fec. 1588): — The Baptism of Christ (Baptista Parmensis): — The Chastity of St. Joseph (1593): — The Crucifixions (in two sheets, Baptista Parmensis fornis. 1584).

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