CAFFI, Margherita
(b. ca. 1650, Vicenza, d. 1710, Milano)


Italian painter. Around 30 flower paintings by her, dated between 1662 and 1700, have been identified (two of which are in Florence, Uffizi, and were damaged by the bomb in May 1993). Her father, Vincenzo Volo, and her husband, Francesco [?Lodovico] Caffi of Cremona, were both still-life painters. She was patronized by the Medici in Florence and by the Habsburgs in Madrid and Innsbruck, especially the latter, where she is said to have lived for an extensive period.