Carlo Crivelli, an Italian painter, born probably between 1430 and 1440, died after 1493. If not a native of Venice, he studied his art there under Antonio and Bartolommeo Vivarini, whose style is apparent in his earliest works. He afterward borrowed somewhat of realistic force from Mantegna, and formed a style of his own, which, though mannered and stiff, has often singular power. For many years he pursued his calling in Ascoli, Fermo, and other cities near the Adriatic, and produced many works, specimens of which are to be found in the galleries of Milan, Florence, and Rome. Excellent examples are also contained in private collections in London. His latest work, a "Coronation of the Virgin," in the Oggioni collection in Milan, is considered his best. He invariably painted in tempera, clinging to this method long after other painters had adopted oils, and eventually bringing it to a high degree of perfection. His medium was liquid and pure, and there is no artist of the 15th century whose panels have more successfully resisted the ravages of time.