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Original Engraving - Lady Seated Reading a Book - Bartolozzi - Guercino - 1764

Original Engraving - Lady Seated Reading a Book - Bartolozzi - Guercino - 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 artwork depicts a lady elegantly seated in a relaxed position, engrossed in reading a book. The artist skillfully captures the intimate moment of quiet contemplation as the lady focuses her attention on the pages of the book. The composition showcases a harmonious balance between light and shadow, highlighting the meticulous attention to detail in the rendering of the lady's clothing and her surroundings. The use of warm colors adds a sense of warmth and serenity to the scene, creating a tranquil atmosphere. Bartolozzi, an Italian engraver and painter, was well-known for his ability to recreate and interpret the works of other artists. In this particular artwork, he beautifully translates Guercino's original painting into an engraved print, capturing the essence of the composition while adding his unique artistic touch. Overall, "Lady Seated Reading a Book" is a fine example of Baroque art, displaying the mastery of both Guercino and Bartolozzi. It captures a moment of quiet introspection and invites viewers to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the act of reading.
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

Date: 1764

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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