[Head and shoulders of an old man]
Scarce etching, fine early impression; platemark 160 x 135mm (6¼ x 5¼") very large margins. Slight foxing.
Etching by Giuseppe Longhi (1766-1831), Italian printmaker and writer who did much to promote the Neo-classical movement in Milan. In 1801 he became professor of engraving at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, and also wrote influential texts on printmaking. Impressions of this print in the British Museum are lettered 'Longhi f' rather than the scratched 'G.L. f' on this impression.
[Ref: 40303] £130.00