an engraver, etcher and painter born in Florence, Italy. He was trained
in the Florentine Academy and apprenticed to a Venetian engraver. In
1764, King George III's librarian brought him to England, where he was
appointed Engraver to the King and later held the title of Royal
Academician. A prolific engraver, he developed a stipple method invented
in France, and his work was admired for its subtle modulations of light
and shade and his sensitive and graceful portrayal of the human form.
Engravings were the means of creating reproductions of fine art in the
pre-photographic age, and Bartolozzi was considered one of the best.
Prominent artists such as Sir Joshua Reynolds praised his work and his
pupils nicknamed him "the god of drawing." He spent the last 13 years of
his life working and teaching in Lisbon, where he was knighted.
18th-Century Stipple Engraving.. see also portraits
Original Early 19th Century Etching after Giovanni Francesco Barbieri,
best known as Guercino. From volume "82 Prints Engraved by F.
Bartolozzi, etc, from the original drawings of Guercino, in the
collection of His Majesty". Unsigned. On laid. Trimmed inside plate line
with some discolouration and foxing typical for a picture of this age..
GUERCINO (BARBIERI, Giovanni Francesco, 1591-1666) -- BARTOLOZZI,
Francesco (1727-1815) and Richard DALTON (1715?-1791), engravers.
[Eighty-Two Prints engraved ... from the original Pictures and Drawings
of Guercino in the Collection of His Majesty. London: John and Josiah
Boydell, [c. 1800]. £220 in wash line mount
Paris and Oenone."
Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), after Angelica. Kauffmann, London,
1781. Color stipple engraving. Oval image, 7 1/2 x 6 inches, 190 x 152
mm on 4to sheet. Generally clean.good colour .. glass is filthy some
small single spots easily remedied or simply add an oval mount . .
untouched / unopened in early wood backed frame £195