Diana Scultori

Italian (c 1547 - 1612)
Diana Scultori Queen of Angels Unknown

Biography

Born c 1547
Died 1612
Nationality Italian

Diana Scultori was born in Mantua, Italy and is one of the earliest known women printmakers. Scultori learned engraving from her father and received her first public recognition as an engraver in Giorgio Vasari's second edition of Vites in 1568. She engraved religious and mythological subjects in her work. Moving to Rome in 1575, Scultori received a Papal Privilege to make and market her own work. She signed her work “Diana” or “Diana Mantuana”, with her final print dated 1588.