London, Publish'd Nov.r 20. 1786, by W. Dickinson Engraver, Bond Street.
A very fine stipple engraving. Plate 203 x 286mm. 8 x 11¼". Glued to backing sheet. Corners damaged.
Neoclassical representation of the Muse Euterpe 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.
De Vesme: 686; v/vi. See Ref: 21212 for first state, proof before all letters.
[Ref: 14685] £320.00