[Portrait of a middle-aged man in a hooded cloak (priest?).]
[Italian/British, n.d., c.1800.]
Etching printed in brown ink on wove paper, proof?, 260 x 180mm. 10¼ x 7". Some light foxing; wide margins.
An intimate study of an man in profile a religious habit - possibly a monk, priest or penitent - after an old master drawing. Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767), draughtsman and etcher in Florence. Perhaps this is one of the series of plates registered in the BM under the title 'Luti collection', after drawings by Julio Romano, Michelangelo, Pietro Cortone, Titiano, Pietro Testa, Guercino, Rembrandt, Paolo Panini, Elsheimer, Benedetto Lutti. As well as by Zocchi, the plates were made by Bartolozzi and Zuccarelli. This seems to be a later impression, perhaps published in Britain.
See BM 1866,1114.694 to 734.
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