Rare etching. Sheet 320 x 210mm (12½ x 8¼"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
Portrait of Robert Bragge, a famed London art dealer and connoisseur who held numerous auctions during the 1740s and 1750s. Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, Ghezzi moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Arthur Pond (1701-58), painter, engraver, print-seller, dealer and collector. For an example of M. Darly's cariacture of Robert Bragge see our ref: 14138.
NPG D32082. Hake: 79.
[Ref: 15966] £280.00