A View of the Port and Entrance of the City and Isle of Malta

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Malta
    City: Valletta
    Place: British High Commission
  • About the artist
    Joseph Goupy was born in London and was a pupil of his uncle, French painter Louis Goupy. Another uncle was fan painter Charles Goupy. In 1711 he attended Kneller’s Academy in Great Queen Street. He developed a successful practice, painting reduced copies of Old Master works and copies of Raphael’s cartoons for clients including Frederick, Prince of Wales. In 1726 he restored Mantegna’s ‘Triumph of Caesar’ (Royal Collection). He taught draughtsmanship to pupils, including Augusta, Princess of Wales. From 1724 he published prints and designed scenery for the Kings Theatre with Tillemans. He was appointed Cabinet Painter to the Prince of Wales in 1736, but retired after the Prince’s death. He became a fellow of the Society of Artists in 1765.
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  • Details
    Title
    A View of the Port and Entrance of the City and Isle of Malta
    Date
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, November 1956
    GAC number
    3626