In ischietto vestir Leggiadra restra / Tasso.
Engraving, sheet 235 x 170mm (9¼ x 6¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Portrait of a woman with line from Torquato Tasso's 'La Gerusalemme liberata' ('Jerusalem Liberated'), a popular source in the 18th century. After Pietro Rotari (1707-62), painter of portraits and religious subjects. Afte spending the first part of his career in Italy, in the 1750s Rotari moved north, working in Vienna, Dresden and finally St Petersburg.
[Ref: 37106] £140.00