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Rare Print - "Eight Heads, Men and Women" - Giovanni - Francesco Barbieri - 1764

Rare Print - "Eight Heads, Men and Women" - Giovanni - Francesco Barbieri - 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."
The painting showcases a collage of eight different individual heads, portraying both men and women. Each head is depicted with great attention to detail, displaying a range of facial expressions, age, and physiognomy. The artist skillfully captures the distinct features and characteristics of each individual, bringing them to life on the canvas. The composition of the painting is carefully arranged, with the heads positioned in a balanced and harmonious manner. The use of light and shadow adds depth and dimension to the subjects, creating a sense of realism.
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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