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Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio

Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (c. 1500 – 1565) known also as Jacobus Parmensis and Jacobus Veronensis was an eminent Italian engraver, born at Verona. A pupil of Marcantonio Raimondi, he engraved on gems and medals as well as copperplate, after the works of Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo, and other the great masters.

He was also known as Cahalius or Jacobus Veronensis or Parmensis. Caraglio was gained great reputation at the court of Sigismund, King of Poland. He flourished as an engraver on copper from 1526 to 1551. In the latter part of his life he returned to Italy, and after working for a time at Verona, settled on his own estate near Parma, which he sometimes inscribed on his plates. The following are among approximately seventy plates known:

  1. A Battle with the Shield and Lance; The Virgin kneeling, with the Infant and St. Ann; and Holy Family after Raphael.
  2. Diogenes; Alexander and Roxana; Martyrdom of SS. Peter and Paul; Portrait of Pietro Aretino; and Marriage of the Virgin after Parmigianino.
  3. The Virgin and Infant, under an Orange Tree (self-design). .
  4. The Annunciation and The Punishment of Tantalus; after Titian.
  5. The Rape of Ganymede after Michelangelo.
  6. Anatomical Figure holding skull; Hercules piercing with his Arrows the Centaur Nessus; Hercules slaying Cacus; Nymphs and Young Men in Garden; and Rape of Sabines after Rosso Fiorentino.
  7. Twenty, of Divinities in niches with their Attributes and The Triumph of the Muses over Pierides:
  8. Twenty plates based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses of the Gods (1553); after Rosso and Perino del Vaga.
  9. The Death of Meleager and The Creation; after Perino del Vaga.


  • {{cite book| first=Michael| last=Bryan| year=1886| title=Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume I: A-K)| editor = Robert Edmund Graves| pages= page 230| publisher=George Bell and Sons|location=York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007 |id= |url=| authorlink=}

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