- Also known as
primary name: Beatrizet, Nicolas
other name: Beatricetto, Nicolas
- individual; printmaker; Italian; French; Male
- Life dates
- Engraver from Lorraine. Active in Rome 1540-65, where he probably died soon after (though possibly he was still alive in 1573 - see Boorsch p.97).
First engravings published by Salamanca and Barlacchi 1540-50. From 1547-1560 he produced plates for Lafreri, and in 1552-53 for Tramezzini. By 1558 he was publishing his own plates with a wide variety of subject matter: portraits, copies of earlier prints, figural prints after modern masters such as Michelangelo and Muziano, architectural, devotional, antiquities, maps. Many of these plates subsequently came into the hands of Lafreri and others, and some remained in print into the XVIIIc.
- Bartsch XV, pp.237-72 (108 nos)
Robert-Dumesnil IX pp.136-79 (114 nos) (RD's numbering is followed by Kolloff in Meyer's Lexicon)
Michael Bury in 'Print Quarterly' XIII 1996, pp.111-126, 'B. and antique sculpture'
Michael Bury, 'The print in Italy 1550-1620', 2001, p.221
S.Boorsch in B.Barryte (ed.), 'Myth, Allegory and Faith: the Kirk Edward Long collection of Mannerist prints', 2005, pp.93-113