(b. 1594, Lonigo, d. 1658, Venezia)
Paolo Veronesebefore 1648
Staats- und Universitatsbibliothek, Gottingen
In 1648, the painter and art historiographer Carlo Ridolfi published an extensive biography of Veronese. This portrait introduces the painter's Vita, and is probably based on a self-portrait, now lost, then in the possession of Veronese's descendants in Venice in the second half of the 17th century.
This engraving is from Carlo Ridolfi, Le maraviglie dell'arte ovvero le vite degli illustri pittori veneti e dello stato (Venice 1648, vol. l, p.282)