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Shoe-Black.
Shoe-Black.
Amiconi Pinx. Wagner Sculp. 1739
Etching, sheet 245 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Trimmed to image and text; false margins added.
Young boy the tools of her trade of polishing boots; London architecture behind. One of a series of 'Cries of London' engraved by Joseph Wagner (1706-1780) after his teacher Jacopo Amigoni (c.1685-1752). Wagner and Amigoni worked in London in the 1730s, setting up a print studio which produced these prints and others after Amigoni, who was a successful painter of portraits, history paintings and decorative scenes for London houses. Some commissions were at the expense of Hogarth, who prevented Amigoni from obtaining a commission at St Bartholomew's Hospital by volunteering himself for the task. The British Museum's impression of this print has the Venetian privilege lettering 'C.P.E.S.' lower right, presumably showing that after first publishing the print in London (as here), Wagner took the plate back to Venice and continued to print impressions there.
[Ref: 38857]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness Anna Princess Royal.
Her Royal Highness Anna Princess Royal.
Amiconi ad vivum pinxit. [Josef Wagner, Sculp.]
[n.d. c.1735.]
Very rare etching. 304 x 210mm (12 x 8¼"). Trimmed to the plate and laid on album sheet with drawn border.
Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1709-1759) was the second child and eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain and his consort, Caroline of Ansbach. She was the spouse of William IV, Prince of Orange, the first hereditary stadtholder of the Netherlands. She was Regent of the Netherlands from 1751 until her death, exercising extensive powers on behalf of her son William V. Joseph or Giuseppe Wagner was an engraver trained in Augsburg who moved to Bologna whre he met Jacopo Amigoni who brought him to London. He set up a business in Great Marlborough Street and also on his return to Venice a the Rialto. He engraved many works after Amigoni.
BM:1881,1112.242
[Ref: 23974]   £230.00  
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