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Sebastiano di Rè

born in Chioggia, active between c. 1557–78 in Venice and Rome

Sebastiano di Rè, an engraver originating from Chioggia near Venice, is known to have been in Venice and Rome between c. 1557 and 1578. In 1560 he is mentioned as a member of the Congregazione dei Virtuosi al Pantheon in Rome. Nagler (Neues Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon) and Le Blanc record a total of six engravings, but do not list the present two prints. No further informative biographical data are available. The artist is also known by the name of Sebastianus a Regibus Clodiensis or Sebastianus Clugiensis (from Chioggia; see Nagler, Die Monogrammisten IV, 4052, 4056 and 4058).