MARMITTA, Francesco
(b. ca. 1460, Parma, d. ca. 1504, Parma)


Italian illuminator, painter and gem-engraver. According to Vasari, Marmitta lived in Parma and, after training as a painter, became an engraver of gemstones, 'closely imitating the ancients'. Although no signed work is known, he is mentioned in verses prefacing a manuscript of Petrarch's Canzoniere and Trionfi.