Carpioni is one of the most important venetian etchers of the middle 17th century. As a student of Alessandro Varotari, called Padovanino, he worked initially in Bergamo, and for a short time also lived in Rome. During his stay in Verona he met Simone Cantarini who influenced him, as the large and broad lines in his prints testify. In 1638 he moved to Vicenza where he worked for churches and civil palaces in a style between neo-venetian and classicism. Between 1640 and 1655, he created almost 20 engraved plates with mythological, allegoric and religious subject.