SCHIAVONETTI, LUIGI (1765-1810), engraver, was born at Bassano in Venetia, on April 1, 1765. After having studied art for several years he was employed by Testolini, an engraver of very indifferent abilities, to execute imitations of Bartolozzi's works, which ho passed off as his own. In 1790 Testolini was invited by Bartolozzi to join him in England, and, it having been discovered that Schiavonetti, who accompanied him, had executed the plates in question, he was taken by Bartolozzi into his employment, and, having greatly improved under his instruction, he became an eminent engraver in both the line and the dot manner, "developing an individual style which united grandeur with grace, boldness, draughtsman-like power, and intelligence with executive delicacy and finish." Among his early works are four plates of subjects from the French Revolution, after Benazech. He also produced a Mater Dolorosa after Vandyek, and Michelangelo's cartoon of the Surprise of the Soldiers on the Banks of the Arno. From 1805 to 1808 he was engaged in etching Blake's designs to Blair's Crave, which, with a portrait of the artist engraved by Schiavonetti after T. Phillips, R.A., were published in the last-named year. The etching of Stothard's Canterbury Pilgrims was one of his latest works, and on his death on the 7th of June 1810 the plate was taken up by his brother Niecolo, and finally completed by James Heath.