Diana Scultori

Diana Scultori

Born: 1547 Italy
Died: 1612 Rome

Also known as Diana Mantovana.

Diana was one of the renaissance women to be trained in the art of engraving and make it a public career. She is the first recorded woman to be allowed to sell her work and one of the only women recorded by the great renaissance artist Giorgio Vasari in his 1568 edition of his ‘Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times’.

Due to her gender, Diana was unable to complete formal apprenticeship in engraving. Instead she took private lessons from her father Giovanni Battista Scultori, who worked with Romano.

Diana produced 62 prints in her lifetime. a few were reproduced after her death.