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A Pair of Cupids – Cupid and Psyche

Series/Portfolio:
Imitations of Modern Drawings
Etcher:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Artist:
After Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, Florence 1728–1815 Lisbon)
Published in:
London
Date:
1784–88
Medium:
Soft ground etching and stipple
Dimensions:
Plate: 9 13/16 x 7 1/4 in. (25 x 18.4 cm) Sheet: 18 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. (47 x 31.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.7(6)
Not on view
Signature: in plate lower left: "Bartolozzi"
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Grego I.151, no.6; II.390, no.6; De Vesme and Calabi 387 (after)
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p. 151, no. 6; vol. II, p. 390, no.6.

The Grolier Club A Catalogue of Books Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson, Together with a collection of original drawings by him Exh. cat. November 1916, The set described here (now Boston Public Library), belonged to Rowlandson, and includes 14 large plates (8 after Gainsborough, 2 after Barrett and 4 without inscriptions); plus 18 small plates on 9 sheets (including "A Print Sale," "Cupids: after Bartolozzi, "John Bull in France", "Monsieur in England" (both Wigstead 1788), and various landscapes and scenes after Gainsborough, Gilpin, Wheatley and anonymous artists)., cat. no. 52, pp. 82-83.

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. 387 (after).



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