[London, Publish'd Nov.r 20. 1786, by W. Dickinson Engraver, Bond Street.]
A very scarce and very fine stipple engraving, printed in red/brown ink. Proof before all letters, with small margins. Plate 198 x 286mm. 7¾ x 11¼". Some foxing.
Neoclassical representation of the Muse Euterpe with accompanying putti, after Giovanni Battista Cipriani (Florence 1727- London 1785). A founder member of the Royal Academy and one of the most prolific draughtsmen of his generation, Cipriani produced decorative schemes, drawings for medallions, and concert tickets in a neo-classical style. His fame was partly due to his partnership with his fellow Italian, engraver Francesco Bartolozzi. Bartolozzi engraved many of Cipriani's works and also designed Cipriani's tomb in the Old Chelsea Burial Ground.
De Vesme: 686; i/vi. See Ref: 14685 for later state.
[Ref: 21212] £480.00