Peregrini Da Cesena, or Pellegrini Da Cesio
Peregrini Da Cesena, Or Pellegrini Da Cesio an Italian goldsmith, engraver, and worker in niello, flourished in the latter part of the 15th and first part of the 16th centuries. He is one of those artists about whom and whose works there is very little known with certainty. Bartsch gives a descriptive account of ten prints by him (Peintre- Graveur, tom. 13). Duchesne discovered Peregrini's name on some admirable works by him in niello, which he describes (Essai sur les Nielles). Ottley describes ten prints which he supposes to be by this artist. Nagler, from these and various other authorities, gives a list of sixty-four pieces which he attributes to him, among them the following:
1. Abraham loading an ass for his journey to Mt. Moriah; 2. Abraham, Isaac, and two servants on their way to the Mount; 3. Abraham and Isaac on the Mount, the servants sitting below; 4. Abraham with a knife and torch, Isaac bearing a bundle of wood; 5. Abraham, about to immolate Isaac, is prevented by an Angel: the head of a ram is seen at the right-hand corner;
6. David conquering Goliath: a very fine plate; 7. Judith with the head of Holiness in her left hand; 8. The Holy Virgin with the Infant on a throne, attended by St. Paul and St. Francis d'Assisi; 9. The Baptism of Christ: in the foreground, to the right and left, are St. Stephen and St. Francis; 10. The Resurrection of Christ: 11. The Annunciation, in two small medallions; 12. John the Baptist with the Cross, on which is a medallion with the Lamb, and the words "Ecce Agnus;" 13. St. Sebastian standing by a Tree, his hands tied above his head; 14. St. Jerome kneeling before a Crucifix, the lion behind him; 15. St. Roch: on the right hand the first person of the Trinity is blessing him; 16. St. Margaret seated on a large winged Dragon, holding in one hand a cornucopia, and in the other a cake. Bartsch calls this subject Providence.