Francesco Bartolozzi (1728-1815) after Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807)

Francesco Bartolozzi (1728-1815) after Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807)

Code: 10861


H: 40cm (15.7")W: 33.5cm (13.2")


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".