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Il Sigs: Abbate Segretario. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Il Sigs: Abbate Segretario. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Cavalier P.L. Ghezzi delin. Matth: Oesterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.] Sculpsit 1750: adi: 15 July Dresde.
Etching, fine, paper 18th century watermark with large margins. Plate 300 x 203mm. 11¾ x 8".
Number 15 from a series of plates of caricatures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; a man with a book under his right arm. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
[Ref: 23883]   £260.00  
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[Capuchin Monk] Cercante Cappuccino.
[Capuchin Monk] Cercante Cappuccino. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. Sassonia.
Eques. P.L. Ghezzi delin. Matthaeus Oesterrich sculps
OM Sculpsit Dresdae 1750 : adi 5. 8bre
Etching, in ink bottom left Matthias Oesterreich fecit; platemark 285 x 190mm (11¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to the platemark top and bottom.
Etching after a drawing by Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, Ghezzi moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. This is one of a collection of Ghezzi's designs engraved by Matthias Oesterreich (1716-78) from drawings in the collection of the Elector of Saxony, 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
[Ref: 43914]   £260.00  
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Curiale. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Curiale. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Cavallier P.L. Ghezzi delin. Mattaeus Oesterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculpsit: 1750: adi: 5: July.
Etching, paper with an 18th century watermark, fine. Plate 305 x 203mm. 12 x 8". Large margins.
Number 11 from a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; a gentlemen of the Curia, the Roman Catholic Church central administration. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
[Ref: 23891]   £260.00  
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Il Custode Generale d'Arcadia. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Il Custode Generale d'Arcadia. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Eques. Pietro Leone Ghezzi delin. Matthaeus Osterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculp: 1750.
Fine etching. 305 x 205mm (12 x 8"), with very large margins, 18th century watermark.
Number 1 from a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; the President of the Academy of Arcadia, the Italian literary academy founded in Rome in 1690. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
[Ref: 23889]   £260.00  
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Raccolta di XXIV. Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavlliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maesta il Re di Polonia Elett: di Sassonia.
Raccolta di XXIV. Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavlliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maesta il Re di Polonia Elett: di Sassonia.
Matth: Oesterreich sculpsit Dresdae. Nell Anno MDCCL.
Si Vende a Dresda: da George Conrado Walther: Libraro di Corte.
Rare & complete. 24 plates with frontispiece. Folio 405 x 265mm (16 x 10½''). 19th century cloth, morocco lettering piece to spine. Ex Libris Robert Milnes-Crewe. Light foxing to margins, binding worn and stained.
A complete set of 24 caricatures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1674-1755), probably the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, Ghezzi moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists.
Ex: Collection West Horsley Place.
[Ref: 49146]   £4,800.00  
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Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Cavallier P.L. Ghezzi delin. Matthaeus Oesterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.] 1750 Sculpsit.
Etching, with very large margins, fine, 18th century paper watermark. Plate 310 x 203mm. 12¼ x 8".
From a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; unidentified man with a tricorn under his left arm, and sword attached at waist to right. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
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Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Cavallier P.L. Ghezzi delin. Matthaeus Oesterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculps: 1750:
Etching, uncut, with very large margins, fine, paper 18th century watermark. Plate 305 x 203mm. 12 x 8".
From a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; a rotund unidentified man, with medal on the left-side of his jacket. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
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Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elett: di Sassonia.
Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elett: di Sassonia.
Eq P: L. Ghezzi Delineavit: M Oesterreich Sculps Dresde
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculpsit: 1750: adi 1: 8bre.
Etching, 18th century paper watermark, fine with large margins. Plate 299 x 209mm. 11¾ x 8¼".
From a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; two Catholic men conversing. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
[Ref: 23887]   £260.00  
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Nell Gabinetto di S:M: il Re di Pol: Elett: di Sassonia.
Nell Gabinetto di S:M: il Re di Pol: Elett: di Sassonia.
P: L: Ghezzi Delin: Oesterreich: Sculps: Dresdae
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculpsit: 1750: adi:29: 7bre.
Etching, un-cut paper with an 18th century watermark. Fine with very large margins. Plate 299 x 209mm. 11¾ x 8¼".
From a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; two Catholic men with their backs to each, the one to the left with a long crooked and protruding nose. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
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[Unknown Man] In the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Duncannon.
[Unknown Man] In the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Duncannon.
Cav.r Ghezzi delin.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Etching. Trimed. 300 x 210mm, 11¾ x 8¼". Creasing.
Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Arthur Pond (1701-58), painter, engraver, print-seller, dealer and collector.
Hake: 86.
[Ref: 15976]   £220.00  
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Madame Petit, et son Cuisinier.
Madame Petit, et son Cuisinier.
Cav.r Ghezzi delin. 10 Ap. 1722. AP sculp 1741.
Etching. Sheet 320 x 335mm, 12¾ x 13¼". Trimmed, scuff mark across middle.
Caricature of a cook wearing an apron on the left, facing a large lady on the right who holds out a circular dish. Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Arthur Pond (1701-58), painter, engraver, print-seller, dealer and collector.
Hake: 75.
[Ref: 15963]   £280.00  
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Un Pizzicaruolo.
Un Pizzicaruolo.
Cav.r Ghezzi delin. AP. 1741.
Etching, platemark 320 x 210mm (12½ x 8¼"), with very large margins.
Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists.
Hake: 77.
[Ref: 44015]   £280.00  
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Un Pizzicaruolo.
Un Pizzicaruolo.
Cav.r Ghezzi delin. AP. 1741.
Etching. Sheet 310 x 210mm, 12¼ x 8¼". Trimmed, with an 18th century watermark.
Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists.
Hake: 77.
[Ref: 15946]   £280.00  
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Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
OM [mongram of Matthias Oesterreich] Sculp 1750. Chevallier P.L. Ghezzi. delin. Matthaeus Oesterreich Sculp Dresde.
[Dresden, George Conrad Walther, 1752.]
Engraving. 320 x 210mm (12½ x 8¼"), with very large margins.
A caricature portrait of a man with a beak nose, with hat under his arm, wearing a sword, engraved by Matthias Ostererich after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), who was regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Published in 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavallier Piet: Leon: Ghezzi'.
[Ref: 44170]   £260.00  
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Presidente della Grascia
Presidente della Grascia Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
OM [mongram of Matthaeus Oesterreich] fecit 1750. Chevallier P.L. Ghezzi. delin. Matthaeus Oesterreich Sculp Dresde.
[Dresden, George Conrad Walther, 1752.]
Engraving. 320 x 210mm (12½ x 8¼"), with very large margins, 18th century watermark.
A caricature portrait of a fat market overseer, engraved by Matthias Ostererich after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), who was regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Published in 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavallier Piet: Leon: Ghezzi'.
[Ref: 44169]   £260.00  
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[Punchinello teaching his Children] In the collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire.  A Pair.
[Punchinello teaching his Children] In the collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire. A Pair.
Cav.r Pietro Leoni Ghezzi. delin. AP.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Etching with very large margins. Plate: 360 x 290mm (14 x 11½").
Punchinello teaching children to read. The character said to be modelled on Sportelli, a friend of the artist. Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755) is regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Etched by Arthur Pond (1701-58), painter, engraver, print-seller, dealer and collector.
Hake: 83. & 84.
[Ref: 39795]   £320.00  
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Uditore. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Uditore. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Eques: Pietro Leone Ghezzi delin. Matthaeus Oesterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sc: 1750:
Fine etching. 305 x 205mm (12 x 8"), with large margins, 18th century watermark.
Number 4 from a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; a rotund man, a magistrate, judge, auditor. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
[Ref: 23892]   £260.00  
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Virtuosi di Camera.
Virtuosi di Camera. Di Sua Maesta il Re di Polonia Elettore di Sassonia Il Disegno si conserva nell Reggio Gabinetto.
Cavallie: P:L: Ghezzi delin: Matth: Oesterreich: Sculps Romae 1752.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculpsit: Romae 1751: adi: 30: Martzo.
Etching. Plate 291 x 203mm. 11½ x 8". Trimmed close to the platemark, with slight stains.
Caricature of an unidentified man. Although closely related in style, no impression of this print can be found in any of the four albums kept in the department of prints by Oesterreicher after Ghezzi. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta de vari disegni dell Cavalliero Pietro Leone Ghezzi...e di alcuni altri maestri incise in rame da Matteo Oesterreich' (Potsdam 1766).
[Ref: 23876]   £260.00  
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