‘Naturam referens patet ars sed utrinique magistra’
By: Francesco Bartolozzi after Piazzetta. Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) was a famous Italian engraver known for his refined stipple engraving, whose most productive period was spent in London. Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682 – 1754) was an Italian painter and draughtsman from Venice, best known for his genre paintings and drawings of expressive heads.
Watermark: Series of three moons.
Source: Frontispiece to the ‘Studi di Pittura gia dissegnati da Giambattista Piazzetta…’ with an oval portrait of Piazzetta flanked by two women representing sculpture and painting, published in Venice by Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, 1760.
Ref:De Vesme 1906 1 (Piazzetta).
Size sheet: c. 36 x 27.5 cm.
Medium: Engraving on hand laid paper.
Condition: Very good. General age related toning and minor imperfections from handling. Please study scans carefully.
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