Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) Field Marshal & Prime Minister

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Francesco Bartolozzi was born in Italy. He became a pupil of the German painter and printmaker Joseph Wagner, then based in Venice. In 1764, he was invited to England by Frederick Augusta Barnard, King George III's Librarian. Although best known for copying Old Master drawings in the stipple technique (such as his reproductions of Guercino’s drawings in the Royal Collection), Bartolozzi also engraved plates after contemporary artists (notably Giovanni Battista Cipriani and Angelica Kauffmann). He set up a studio in London, which produced large numbers of ‘furniture prints’ (generally set within a roundel or oval and intended for framing). In 1802 he left England to become Director of the Lisbon Academy in Portugal.
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    Title
    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) Field Marshal & Prime Minister
    Date
    1810
    Medium
    Engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 83.50 cm, width: 56.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Lord Douro, August 2002
    Provenance
    Collection of army officer and Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852); by descent to Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, Marquess of Douro, 10th Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo (born 1945) of Stratfield Saye House; by whom to the Government Art Collection in August 2002
    GAC number
    17731