18th Century Print Francesco Bartolozzi Cupids18th Century Print Francesco Bartolozzi Cupids18th Century Print Francesco Bartolozzi Cupids18th Century Print Francesco Bartolozzi Cupids18th Century Print Francesco Bartolozzi Cupids18th Century Print Francesco Bartolozzi Cupids18th Century Print Francesco Bartolozzi Cupids18th Century Print Francesco Bartolozzi Cupids

"To possess a few of his [Bartolozzi] famous stipple engravings makes any man's study a place of pride and pleasure, and the possessor himself a person to be envied by his friends. For these engravings have not only steadily increased in commercial value — which, after all, is one test of artistic immortality — but they are now prized by students of engraving as the most perfect and beautifu lexpression of what is now nearly a forsaken art — the stipple being little used as a means of reproduction. Although itcannot be claimed (though it is often, and wrongly, claimed) that Bartolozzi introduced thisform of engraving to England, he stands alone as the pre-eminent master of it . . . ." Bailrich (UC Berkeley archive)

A fine example of Bartolozzi's print making showing playful Cupids with good colors and beautifully framed with a penciled numeral 29 just visible on the lower edge. Size: sight: 32 x 38.5 cms. plate 19.2 x 32.5 cms. The colors are truest in the first 3 photos but these have been taken through glass.

Condition: Some browning to the paper visible also some corrugation -- we have not examined the work out of the frame.

Despite the old label, we judge this to be a stipple engraving.

Any questions, please email. And please check out our other paintings and prints in Tangrams. Thanks for dropping by!

ITEM ID
2014281
MEDIA
Etching, Engraving
ORIGIN
France • French

18th Century Print Francesco Bartolozzi Cupids

$200

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