[The Puppets]I Burattini
Engraving, sheet 375 x 290mm (14¾ x 11½"). Trimmed inside platemark. Damage to left edge of sheet.
Street puppet show, with one of the two puppeteers emerging from the booth to look at his puppet, while a blind fiddler plays to draw in the crowds. One from a set of twelve plates titled 'Le arti per via' ('street arts'), all engraved by the prominent engraver Giovanni Volpato (1740-1803) after designs by Venetian genre painter Francesco Maggiotto (1738-1805).
[Ref: 38317] £360.00