Diego Velasquez de Silva.Pittore di Ritratti, di Storie ecc. nacque in Siviglia l'anno 1594. mori l'anno 1660.
Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 175 x 240mm. (7 x 9½").
Portrait of Spanish Baroque painter Diego Velázquez (1599 - 1660). Velázquez is chiefly remembered for his portraits of the Spanish royal family, other notable European figures, and commoners, particularly 'Las Meninas' (1656). This portrait was part of A. F. Gori’s monumental Museum Florentium, which set out to engrave all the portraits of painters, architects, sculptors and patrons of the arts in the major galleries of Florence. This vast undertaking was issued in individual parts as it took over thirty years (1731-1766) to complete. The bulk of the engraving fell to four of Florence’s most rennowned artists, Giovanni Domenico Campiglia, Pietro Pazzi, Cosimo Mogalli and Lorenzini.
[Ref: 29115] £140.00