|Died||29 April 1732|
Venice, Republic of Venice
Life and work
Piccini was born in Venice in 1664. Her father was etcher and engraver Guglielmo Piccini. He trained Piccini in engraving and illustration in the style of the great masters such as Peter Paul Rubens and Titian. Piccini became a Franciscan nun in 1666, joining the Convent of Santa Croce. Upon joining, she changed her name to Sister Isabella.
Prominent Italians commissioned works from her, including portraits and religious artworks. Giovanni Antonio Remondini distributed her prints throughout Europe. All income she made was split between her convent and her family.
- Title Page Dittionario Italiano, e Francese Del Signor Veneroni, 1644-1734, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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