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Francesco d' Ageno

Artist:
Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, Florence 1728–1815 Lisbon)
Draftsman:
After Richard Cosway (British, Oakford, Devon 1742–1821 London)
Artist:
After Thomas Gainsborough (British, Sudbury 1727–1788 London)
Sitter:
Francesco d'Ageno (Italian, 1727–?1788)
Date:
1785–90
Medium:
Etching and stipple engraving; second state of two
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 1/4 × 4 1/4 in. (15.9 × 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.547
Not on view
Bartolozzi's print is based on a miniature by Cosway, derived from an oil painting by Gainsborough. This second state appeared in "Prose e rime del Signor Francesco d'Ageno, ultimamente Ministro della Repubblica di Genova alla Corte della Gran Bretagna, raccolte e pubblicate da Girolamo Tonioli" (Prose and Verse by Francesco d'Ageno, lately minister of the Republic of Genoa to the court of Great Britain, edited by Girolama Tonioli), published London, 1790, by Dennett Jaques.
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image: "T. Gainsborough R. A. del"; "F. Bartolozzi sculps R.A."
De Vesme and Calabi 747 ii/ii
Alexandre de Vesme, Augusto Calabi Francesco Bartolozzi. Catalogue des estampes et notice biographique d'après les manuscrits de A. De Vesme entièrement réformés et complétés d'une étude critique par A. Calabi, Milan, Guido Modiano. Milan, 1928, cat. no. 747 ii/ii, p. 206.



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