[London Publish'd March 6th. 1782 by Sus. Vivares]
Stipple printed in colours, sheet 125 x 90mm (5 x 3½"). Trimmed inside platemark, possibly losing text.
Attention: woman sat at desk, writing. Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani.
De Vesme 575 iii[?]/v
[Ref: 36633] £130.00