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Artistic period 1551 to 1600




ca. 1558 (Mantova)


ca. 1629 (Mantova)


Andrea Andreani (* around 1540 in Mantua; † after 1610 ebenda) was an Italian publisher and graphic artist specializing in the so-called Chiaroscuro woodcut.

Andrea Andreani was a master in sound printing with several plates, as Ugo da Carpi had practiced before him.

He delivered some of his works, which he printed in woodcut, in the manner Ugo da Carpis, in the so-called chiaroscuro.

In the year 1584 he worked in Florence, 1586 in Siena, last perhaps already since 1599, with certainty starting from 1602, in Mantua, where he is mentioned 1610 for the last time. His year of death is unknown, the data of other sources for 1623 in Rome are based on a mistake with Bernardo Malpizzi, with whom Andreani had worked together.