[Landscape with two figures conversing]
[published by John Boydell, 1764]
Etching printed in brown ink with very large margins, platemark 225 x 295mm (8¾ x 11¾"). Fine impression; slight foxing to edges.
Landscape after Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 – 1666), known as Guercino. A collection of original drawings by Guercino and other Italian masters were acquired by the Earl of Bute while on his Grand Tour, and later given to George III (they remain in the Royal Collection today). The king's librarian, Richard Dalton, met engraver Francesco Bartolozzi in Italy and brought him to London in 1764 to engrave many of these drawings, alongside other engravers including (in this case) Joseph Basire. The plates were later published in two volumes by the Boydells as 'Eighty-two prints, engraved by F. Bartolozzi & c. from the original drawings of Guercino, in the collection of his Majesty'.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for various other plates from the same project see refs. 21271, 21268 etc.
[Ref: 34837] £190.00