Francesco Bartolozzi, R.A. (1728–1815)
After Angelica Kauffmann, R.A. (1741-1807)
"Gualtherius and Griselda" & "The Shepherdess of the Alps"
A pair of oval stipple engravings, printed in brown ink
Published 1785 by W.Dickinson, London
In original 18th/19th Century oval water gilded frames
40 cm x 33.5 cm (approx)
Both prints bear a late 19th/early 20th Century label for "Charles McCool", (Carver, Gilder & Picture Frame Maker of Waterloo Place, Londonderry) who appears in turn-of-the-century Irish trade directories.
Private Collection, U.K.
See BM 1917,1208.1165 etc
Published in London in 1785, one of this scarce pair of prints illustrates a scene from "La Bergère des Alpes," ("The Shepherdess of the Alps"), written in 1766 by the French playwright Jean-François Marmontel, and the companion-piece is a picture inspired by the tale of the peasant woman "Griselda" which first appeared in Boccaccio's fourteenth-century Italian collection of novellas known as "The Decameron".
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