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Rare Print - Portrait Of A Woman (With A Book) - Francesco Bartolozzi - Italy

Rare Print - Portrait Of A Woman (With A Book) - Francesco Bartolozzi - Italy

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Magnificent copper engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi, ater Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Guercino). Publishing in 1646 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 female subject, elegantly seated, holding a book in her hands. The painting beautifully captures the grace and poise of the woman, highlighting her regal appearance. Bartolozzi's attention to detail is remarkable, as he meticulously renders the woman's facial features, hair, and attire with precision. The use of light and shadow adds depth and dimension to the painting, enhancing the lifelike quality of the portrait. The woman's intense gaze and serene expression hint at her intellectual nature, indicating that she is deeply engrossed in the contents of the book she holds. This suggests her scholarly inclination and a thirst for knowledge, making the painting not only a visual masterpiece but also a reflection of the importance of education and intellectual pursuits.
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: 1646
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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