Cav. Pietro Leone Ghezzi.__ridentem pingere verum Quid vetat?
apd. CR. Editm.
Etching printed in brown ink, 355 x 275mm. 14 x 10¾". Creases to upper left corner just inside the platemark.
An artist (Ghezzi?) wearing a loose hooded coat and round hat, pointing to left out of a window at a procession of caricatured monks in a churchyard, left hand on his hip holding brushes. He looks back over his shoulder towards the viewer, with a painting of the Virgin on an easel in front of him; in an octagonal frame. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1674 - 1755), caricaturist and etcher who worked in Rome. For the folio 'A Collection of Prints in Imitation of Drawings' London, 1778.
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