Published as the Act directs by F. Vieira Sepr. 1st. 1801, London.
A rare stipple. 192 x 140mm. 7½ x 5½".
Francisco Vieira de Matos (1765-1805), who choose the artistic name of Vieira Portuense, was a Portuguese painter, one of the introducers of Neoclassicism in Portuguese painting. He was, in the neoclassical style, one of the two great Portuguese painters of his generation, with Domingos Sequeira. He first studied in Lisbon, later moving to Rome. He travelled through Italy, Germany, Austria and England, before returning to Portugal, in 1800. He met Swiss painter Angelika Kauffmann, from who he seems to have received influences. He seems to anticipate some motives of the romantic painting, in several of his historical paintings. He contracted tuberculosis, and moved to Madeira, were he died, aged only 39.
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