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After John Francis Rigaud (1742-1810)

Agostino Carlini, Francesco Bartolozzi and Giovanni Battista Cipriani published 5 Mar 1778

Mezzotint | 45.6 x 51.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 650661

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The print reproduces a painting of the three Italian artists who had been among the founder members of the Royal Academy. Carlini is leaning on a sculpted head, one of the keystones that he was then carving for the external decoration of Somerset House. Bartolozzi holds his engraver's burin, and Cipriani is seated at a canvas on which is outlined a personification of Fame. The compatriots occupy each other's space with an easy familiarity.
  • Creator(s)

    After John Francis Rigaud (1742-1810) (artist)

    John Raphael Smith (1752-1812) (mezzotinter)

    Humphrey, William, 70 St.Martin's Lane (publisher)

  • 45.6 x 51.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    49.3 x 54.7 cm (backing sheet)

    45.4 x 50.2 cm (platemark)

    • Artists