- Also known as
Pietro Santi Bartoli
primary name: Bartoli, Pietro Santi
- individual; painter/draughtsman; printmaker; Italian; Male
- Life dates
- Painter, engraver and etcher, b. Villa Bartola, near Perugia, 1635, worked and d. Rome 1700. Prominent in antiquarian circles. Bartoli transferred early in life to Rome, where he became a pupil of Pierre Lemaire, known as 'Le petit Lemaire' or 'Lemaire-Poussin' (c. 1612-88), and of Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665). After Poussin's death collaborated frequently with Bellori, until he died in 1696, making the drawings and plates of antiquarian objects that were accompanied by Bellroi's texts.
He married a daughter of G.F.Grimaldi (the engraver Farjat, qv, married another). Although he had trained as a painter, he specialised as a draughtsman, excelling as a copyist after the Antique. In this latter capacity he joined the household of Cardinal Camillo Massimi: two volumes of drawings that he made while in this employment are preserved, one in the University Library, Glasgow, and the other in the College Library, Eton.
Bartoli is best known as an engraver of antique subjects. His several volumes of such prints, famous in their day and sometimes running into a number of different editions, include the following: 'Columna Antoniana', (?)1672; 'Colonna Traiana', 1673; 'Le pitture antiche del sepolcro de' Nasonii', 1680; 'Admiranda Romanarum antiquitatum', (?)1685; 'Le antiche lucerne sepolcrali', 1691; and 'Gli antichi sepolcri', 1697. Most were issued with texts written by the famous antiquarian and connoisseur Giovanni Pietro Bellori.
- DBI, and bibliography under Bellori
Claire Pace, 'Pietro Santi Bartoli: Drawings in Glasgow University after Roman Paintings and Mosacis' in 'Papers of the British School in Rome', 47 (1979), pp. 117-155
M.Pomponi, in 'Storia dell'Arte' 1992, pp.195-225
Turner 1999 (whence following biography)
Helen Whitehouse, 'Pietro Sanri Bartoli's 'Pitture Antiche Miniate': Drawings of Roman Paintings and Mosaics in Paris, London and Windsor in 'Papers of the British School at Rome', Vol. 82 (2014), pp. 265-313