Of a noble Neapolitan family, Candida went to Flanders and became secretary to Charles the Bold in 1472, traveling to Venice, Rome, Naples and Milan in his service. At Charles' death he became secretary to Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy in 1477. After several changes in fortune, he settled at the Court of France in 1480 where he eventually became royal councillor. He was with Charles VIII in Italy in 1494 but disappears from the documents after 1495. Candida signed a number of medals, and many others showing a wide variety of styles have been attributed to him.
See Forrer i, pp. 334-38; Corpus, pp. 211-14; Kress, pp. 43-45
--- from The Molinari Collection, Andrea S. Norris and Ingrid Weber, Published by Bowdoin College, 1976