Antonio Labacco

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Antonio Labacco was a 16th-century architect, engraver, and writer about the architecture of classical Rome. His name is also given variously as Antonio Labacco, Antonio dall' Abacco, Antonio da Labacco, Antonio Abaco', Antonio l'Abco, or Antonio Abacco.[1]

Life[edit]

Title page of Labacco's Libro appartenente a l'architettura.

Labacco was born near Vigevano in about 1495.[2] He was a pupil of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger in Rome.[3]

In 1558 he published an architectural treatise,[3] entitled Libro d'Antonio Labacco appartenente a l'architettura nel qual si figurarano alcune notabili antiquita di Roma,[2] with plates he had engraved himself. He also engraved the plans of the Basilica of St. Peter's from Sangallo's designs [3] He died some time after 1567.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antonio Labacco". Union List of Artists' Names. J Paul Getty Foundation. Retrieved 15 October 2012.  The ULAN database gives "Antonio Labacco" as the preferred version
  2. ^ a b c "Libro d'Antonio Labacco appartenente a l'architettura nel qual si figurarano alcune notabili antiquita di Roma". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Bryan 1886–9

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates text from the article "Abacco, Antonio" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.