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Rare Engraving - "Head of an Old Man" - Francesco Bartolozzi - Barbieri - 1764

Rare Engraving - "Head of an Old Man" - Francesco Bartolozzi - Barbieri - 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 focuses on the portrait of an elderly man, his face displaying the physical marks of age and wisdom. Bartolozzi expertly renders the wrinkles around the man's eyes, forehead, and cheeks, depicting the passing of time and the experiences etched on his face. The artist pays great attention to detail, finely capturing the textures of the elderly man's weathered skin and graying hair. The expression on the old man's face is contemplative and profound. It evokes a sense of introspection, inviting the viewers to delve into the depths of his character and life experiences. The play of light and shadow adds depth to the facial features, highlighting both the subtle nuances and the strong lines of the face. Bartolozzi's mastery of portraiture can be observed in the delicacy with which he handles the subject. Through his skilled brushwork and the subtle use of color, he breathes life into the painting, infusing it with a sense of realism and capturing the essence of the old man's personality.
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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