G.B. Cipriani R.A.
Stipple and etching, 150 x 105mm. 6 x 4". Minor all over foxing.
Uncommon portrait of Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 – 1785) after the Mariano Bovi portrait that was engraved by Bartolozzi in 1785. Unattributed the profile faces left within an oval, 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 ref:18236 for the print published by Bovi.
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18237] £220.00