Sir Francis Buller (1746-1800) judge

  • 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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    Materials & Techniques
    engraving
  • Details
    Title
    Sir Francis Buller (1746-1800) judge
    Date
    1 March 1794
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs Dorothy Lane, February 1958
    GAC number
    3999