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Antique Engraving - "Wistful Contemplation" - Guercino - Bartolozzi - 1764

Antique Engraving - "Wistful Contemplation" - Guercino - Bartolozzi - 1764

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Magnificent copper engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi, ater Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Guercino). Publishing in 1764 years, Italy. The sample is taken from the work "Original Paintings and Drawings of Guercino in the Collection of His Majesty."
The work depicts a scene of deep introspection and reflection. The painting captures a moment of deep contemplation when a person seems lost in his thoughts and emotions. The composition is rich in mood and atmosphere, its soft, muted color palette enhancing the sense of introspection. Lighting in the painting is skillfully used to create shadows and highlights, adding depth and texture to the piece. The use of subtle brush strokes and precise details in the character's facial expression and pose conveys a sense of wistful melancholy. The background of the painting is kept relatively simple, allowing the focus to remain on the subject. This minimalist approach further emphasizes the subject's inner state of contemplation, as if disconnected from the outside world. Overall, Pensive Contemplation is a masterful work that combines the artistic talent of Francesco Bartolozzi with Guercino's original work. It invites viewers to reflect and delve into the depths of their own introspective thoughts, evoking a range of emotions and interpretations.
Francesco Bartolozzi is an Italian draftsman, watercolor painter and engraver, the greatest master of etching, dotted style, in particular colored dotted line and pencil etching style. From 1764 he worked in
England, where he created a school of color reproduction engravings.
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 – 1666) better known as Guercino, was an Italian Baroque painter and draftsman from Cento in the Emilia region, who was active in Rome and Bologna. The vigorous naturalism of his
early manner contrasts with the classical equilibrium of his later works. His many drawings are noted for their luminosity and lively style.

Dimensions: 22” x 14” inches / 57 cm x 37 cm

Technique: Engraving

Artist: Francesco Bartolozzi
After: Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Guercino)
Place: Italy
*We provide a Certificate of Authenticity upon request. 

The work has wear, age-related discoloration, but is overall in good condition. As you age, you can expect to see a few minor blemishes, brown or blotchy markings. Please check the condition of the image carefully and contact us with any questions. The reverse side is blank. This is an original print and not a modern reproduction. You can find many more vintage designs and prints at dahlstromsfineart.

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