Italian Early Modern Printmaker
(March 25, 1839–January 22, 1889)
Carlo Pellegrini was an Italian caricaturist of aristocratic origins. His father was from an old land-owning family and his mother was descended from the Medicis. In November 1864, Pellegrini moved to London and caught the attention of Thomas Bowles, owner of Vanity Fair. Pellegrini became the magazines first caricaturist, signing his name as "Singe," and later more famously as "Ape."