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Francesco Bartolozzi etching Vendramini portrait

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Francis Bartolozzi


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Antique print relating to Australia


Originally published 1832, this impression c1880. Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) was the son of a goldsmith, studied painting in Florence, trained as an engraver in Venice and began his career in Rome. In 1763 Richard Dalton, art dealer and librarian to George III, met him and invited him to London, promising him a post as engraver to the king. Bartolozzi moved to London the following year, and remained for thirty-five years. In 1768 Bartolozzi was the only engraver to become a founder member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Bartolozzi engraved several plates in Captain Cook's 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World. Performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution ...', 1777. Most famously 'The Death of Captain Cook after John Webber. A couple of small foxing spots. One mark on the right hand platemark.

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artist Edward Scriven (1775-1841) after Giovanni Vendramini (1769-1839)
method Soft ground etching
date C1880 (originally 1832)
size 190mm by 140mm (platemark)
SKU AU6431