Virtuosi di Camera.Di Sua Maesta il Re di Polonia Elettore di Sassonia Il Disegno si conserva nell Reggio Gabinetto.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculpsit: Romae 1751: adi: 30: Martzo.
Etching. Plate 291 x 203mm. 11½ x 8". Trimmed close to the platemark, with slight stains.
Caricature of an unidentified man. Although closely related in style, no impression of this print can be found in any of the four albums kept in the department of prints by Oesterreicher after Ghezzi. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta de vari disegni dell Cavalliero Pietro Leone Ghezzi...e di alcuni altri maestri incise in rame da Matteo Oesterreich' (Potsdam 1766).
[Ref: 23876] £260.00