Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, after an original painting of Pietro Testa - image 1 of 14

Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, after an original painting of Pietro Testa

Etching is depicting the holy Family, with Shepherd and Baby Jesus.
Made in Italy, Ca. 1785

Lettered, lower left: lower right: "F. Bartolozzi"; lettered, lower center: "After an Original Drawing of Pietro Testa.

Francesco Bartolozzi, 1728 - 1815, Florentine engraver in the service of George III of England.

Francesco Bartolozzi, the son of a goldsmith, studied painting in Florence, trained as an engraver in Venice, and began his career in Rome. In 1764 he was invited to London, where he remained for 40 years. For his patron, George III, he executed numerous engravings, including those after Hans Holbein’s drawings at Windsor. He also made many engravings of paintings by Italian masters and by his friends, the fashionable painters Giovanni Cipriani and Angelica Kauffmann.

Pietro Testa

Painter, draughtsman and etcher, b. Lucca 1612, d. Rome 1650. He was chiefly active in Rome, where he arrived probably in 1628 and where he is recorded by Passeri (ed. Hess, 1934, p. 189), firstly in the studio of Domenichino (q.v.) and then in that of Pietro da Cortona (q.v.), whose influence on his style of drawing was fundamental. Worked for Marchese Giustiniani. Testa's interest in antiquity developed under the patronage of Cassiano dal Pozzo, for whose Paper Museum he contributed several hundred copies of antique remains, mostly in pen and brown wash, many examples of which are in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.

Size: 30.5 x 22 cm
Full frame size: 34.5 x 44 x 4 cm
Weight: 1 KG

Condition: Print is pre - owned, has age related wear and tear, please see pictures for a better judgement of the item’s condition.

ITEM ID
Francesco Bartolozzi after an original painting of Pietro Testa
MEDIA
Etching
ORIGIN
Italy • Italian
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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