- Also known as
primary name: Nelli, Nicolò
- individual; printmaker; publisher/printer; Venetian; Italian; Male
- Other dates
- 1552-1579 (fl.)
- Venice, "Al segno de l'arca di Noe" (1574-76)
- Engraver, etcher, print dealer and publisher in Venice. In his will of 1570 he describes himself as "intagliator di stampe di rame". He had a shop at the Rialto in 1570. 1574-76 he published "Al segno de l'arca di Noe". He died between 1579 and 1586. On 19 February 1567 he was granted a privilege for a tree of the Ottoman Sultans (ASV, Senato Terra, filza 46, f.136v). On 12 October 1569 he was granted a 20-year privilege by the Venetian Senate for "li dissegni suoi novi" which included geographical, popular' and devotional prints, portraits and histories (ASV, Senato Terra, filza 54). He was the half-brother of Gaspare Oselli.
His first dated prints were of 1563. He made prints for Ferrando Bertelli and provided illustrations for several books, including the Naspo Bizaro of Alessandro Caravia (1565). Print series: portraits, proverbs, birds. He published prints by Gaspare Oselli, Giovanni Battista Fontana, Giacomo Franco and others.
- F. Piloni in 'Grafica d'Arte', XXIX 1997, Nuovi contributi
M. Bury, ‘The Print in Italy 1550-1625’, British Museum, London 2001, p.229