London, Publish'd Nov.r 20. 1786, by W. Dickinson Engraver, Bond Street.
Stipple engraving, 205 x 290mm to platemark. 8 x 11½". Glued to backing sheet. Top right corner detached.
Neoclassical representation of the Muse Clio with accompanying putti, after Giovanni Battista Cipriani (Florence 1727- London 1785). A founder member of the Royal Academy and one of the most prolific draughtsmen of his generation,Cipriani produced decorative schemes, drawings for medallions, and concert tickets in a neo-classical style. His fame was partly due to his partnership with his fellow Italian, engraver Francesco Bartolozzi. Bartolozzi engraved many of Cipriani's works and also designed Cipriani's tomb in the Old Chelsea Burial Ground.
[Ref: 14684] £220.00