[Portrait of a young man, possibly a self-portrait.]
[Munich: J. Stuntz, c.1825.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 520 x 390mm (20½ x 15½").
Self-portrait of Masaccio (Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, 1401-28), the first great painter of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance. As one of the first artists to use linear perspective he was hugely influential. This print was published in 'Les Oeuvres Lithographiques', a huge series of reproductive plates of paintings in German collections, by Johann Nepomuk Strixner (1782 - 1855) and Ferdinand Piloty (1786-1844). Their work did much to popularise lithography, as they showed the technique could achieve all the same effects as other engraving techniques.
BM: 1870,1008.1085; for Masaccio see also ref. 12078
[Ref: 31789] £180.00