Francesco Bartolozzi antique engraving c.1790's Title page Gods Heavens TempleBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Engraved and Printed for the Author and sold by...St. Paul's Church Yard...Booksellers.
Allegorical Gods title page.
Nude topless female goddess or angel- nude man- Samson.
(best known as the engraver of the Death of Captain Cook image- see Tooley).
Very nice 200+ year old copper engraved print.
Pleasurable to the eye, nice example of the art of engraving by this well known master.
Issued c.1780- 90's.
G. Cipriani inv. (lower left in plate).
Engraved by Francisco Bartolozzi, Italian.
Sheet remains well preserved, diagonal crease lower left corner confined mostly to blank margin,
Sheet measures c. 9 1/4" H x 11 1/2" W.
Printed area measures c. 8" H x 9 1/2" W.
Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1, p. 93.
Grosvenor Prints, London, 2011, Jun 6 catalogue.