Set of 2 Francesco Bartolozzi 18th C. Original Stipple artwork

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Set of 2 Francesco Bartolozzi 18th C. Original Stipple Engraving Brown Ink Prudence and Beauty, Genius and Beauty, Cherubs, Nudity, Itallian



Francesco Bartolozzi 18th C. Original Stipple Engraving set of 2
currently one of these is in the NY Museum of Art.
appraiser said authentic original and in good condition
1700-1800 Century stipple engraving - brown ink
1782
stipple engraved (dots)
Genius and Beauty
Prudence and Beauty
mythical or cherub-like in style
I paid to have a verbal appraisal, authentic, original, and in good condition
comes framed, in glass
framing has some knicks and scratches common for the age.
framed measures 15 x 16"
9 x 11 engraving
Title: Prudence, Love, and Beauty

Artist: Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, Florence 1728–1815 Lisbon)
Artist: After Giovanni Battista Cipriani (Italian, Florence 1727–1785 Hammersmith (active London))
Publisher: Torre & Co. (British, active 1760–99)
Date: September 15, 1782
Francesco Bartolozzi RA (21 September 1727, in Florence – 7 March 1815, in Lisbon) was an Italian engraver, whose most productive period was spent in London. He is noted for popularizing the "crayon" method of engraving

He lived in London for nearly forty years. He produced an enormous number of engravings, including Clytie after Annibale Carracci, and of the Virgin and Child, after Carlo Dolci. A large proportion of them are from the works of Cipriani and Angelica Kauffman. Bartolozzi also contributed a number of plates to Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery. He also drew sketches of his own in red chalk. Soon after arriving in London, he was appointed 'Engraver to the King' (George III) with an annual salary of £300. He was elected a founding member of the Royal Academy. The new Academy's bylaws specifically excluded engravers but Bartolozzi was so well esteemed that he was brought in as an Academician in the category of Painter.[2] In 1802 he became the founding President of the short-lived Society of Engravers.

While Bartolozzi was not the original inventor of the crayon manner of engraving, he became a leading exponent that "stipple" method and it became associated with him. With that technique images are created by delicate dots rather than lines as in traditional etchings or engravings. Bartolozzi added distinction to his work by using red (sanguine), orange and brown inks rather than common black ink.

As his prominence grew, he took on students including Michele Benedetti, Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, Thomas Cheesman, Lambertus Antonius Claessens, Daniel Gardner, Christiaan Josi, Johan Fredrik Martin, Conrad Martin Metz, Luigi Schiavonetti, John Keyse Sherwin, Heinrich Sintzenich, Peltro William Tomkins, Domenico Bernardo Zilotti,[3] and Gavriil Skorodumov.[4][5]

His son Gaetano Stefano Bartolozzi, born in 1757, also became an engraver and later fathered Madame Vestris a celebrated English actress, opera singer, and theater manager. less

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