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Antique Engraving - "Head of a Soldier" - Francesco Bartolozzi - Italy - 1764

Antique Engraving - "Head of a Soldier" - Francesco Bartolozzi - Italy - 1764

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DESCRIPTION:
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."
This artwork showcases a masterful depiction of a soldier's head, demonstrating Bartolozzi's artistic skill and attention to detail. The soldier's face is the focal point of the painting, with Bartolozzi capturing both the physical characteristics and the emotional depth of the subject. The soldier's facial features are intensely portrayed, revealing a sense of strength, resilience, and determination. The artist pays great attention to the soldier's eyes, which are often regarded as windows to the soul, conveying a mix of courage and vulnerability. Bartolozzi's mastery of capturing light and shadow is evident in this painting. The play of light across the soldier's face adds depth and realism to the artwork, enhancing the three-dimensional quality. The artist's use of soft brushstrokes and delicate details demonstrates his technical prowess, creating a sense of life-like presence within the painting.
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.

DETAILS:
Dimensions: 22” x 14” inches / 57 cm x 37 cm
Technique: Engraving
Date: 1764
Artist: Francesco Bartolozzi
After: Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Guercino)
Place: Italy
*We provide a Certificate of Authenticity upon request. 

CONDITION:
The work has wear, age-related discoloration, water mark, 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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