G.B. Cipriani R.A.
Pubd. as the Act directs the 24 of decr. 1785 by M. Bova No.105 Swallow Street.
Stipple and etching printed in brown ink, 212 x 175mm. Trimmed to plate abrasion on left side of oval, damaged to left.
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 – 1785) in an oval, right profile, his hair tied at the nape in a bow. Although Giovanni Battista Cipriani was born in Florence, he worked mostly in England. He moved to London in 1755 under the guidance of Sir William Chambers and Joseph Wilton, both of whom he met in Rome. He decorated many public and private buildings and also taught at the Royal Academy.
See NPG: D14699 for similar engraving. From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
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