[Giovanni Volpato.]Johannes Vulpatus Caelator Eximius Ann. LXVII
Steph. Tofanelli delin.
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 255 x 190mm (10 x 7½"). Rare.
Giovanni Volpato (1740-1803), major Italian engraver. In addition to printmaking he founded a factory which produced biscuit porcelain after famous Roman statues. After the portrait by Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807), history painter. Kauffman was born in Chur, Switzerland, and died in Rome. She lived in England from 1766 to 1781 and was one of two women (the other being Mary Moser) amongst the thirty-six founding members of the Royal Academy of Arts. Kauffman was very involved with the printmaking trade and collaborated with printmakers, resulting in a great number of prints were made from her designs.
[Ref: 35032] £220.00