Original antique master print : ‘The Fortune Teller’. A woman in gypsy dress, standing at left, reads the palm of a shy young girl, sitting on the lap of a boy in a plumed cap, landscape beyond at left.
Made by Francesco Bartolozzi after Joshua Reynolds.
Medium: stipple engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 47.5 x 40 cm (18.7 x 15.75 inch). Image size: 42 x 34.5 cm. (16.54 x 13.58 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Paper slightly browned. A few spots and stains in the margins. Small tear top edge, not affecting image, repaired. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
THE FORTUNE TELLER-GYPSY-PALMISTRY | DP-A2-001-03
This original antique print was published in London, dated 1782. Artists and Engravers: This plate engraved by F. Bartolozzi after Joshua Reynolds.
Biography engraver: Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) was a famous Italian engraver known for his refined stipple engraving, whose most productive period was spent in London.
Biography artist: Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was an influential English painter of the 18th century. He specialised in portrait painting and the ‘Grand Style’ of painting, which emphasises on idealisation of the imperfect.
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