Etching. Sheet 310 x 210mm, 12¼ x 8¼". Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists.
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