Giacomo Leonardis


Giacomo Leonardis (1723, Palmanova - 1797, Venice) an Italian engraver and etcher. He was born at Palmanova in the Venetian Republic. He was instructed by M. Benville and Tiepolo, and obtained the first prize at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. He was skillful in preserving the character of the artist he represented. He etched several plates after Italian masters, including Giulio Carpioni, Sebastiano Conca, and Tintoretto.

Also he engraved Gerusalemme Liberata [1] based on designs of Bernardo Castello used in the 1617 edition of the poem. There are 96 vignettes in the text and at the end of each canto engraved by Leonardis after Pietro Antonio Novelli. There is also a portrait of Tasso after Agostino Carracci, as well as an allegorical frontispiece. Both Novelli and Leonardis were influenced by Giambattista Tiepolo.


  • Bryan, Michael (1889). Walter Armstrong & Robert Edmund Graves (ed.). Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume II L-Z). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. p. 43. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: location (link)
  1. ^ *Il Goffredo, ovvero Gerusalemme liberata di Torquato Tasso. Nuova edizione arricchiti di figure in rame, ed annotazioni colla vita dell'autore. In Venezia: presso Antonio Groppo, 1760-1761. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2007-09-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)