Francesco Bartolozzi after Giovanni Batista Cipriani
original sepia stipple engraving
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...discovering his Chaplain Mr Jeremiah White at his daughter's knees.
J. B. Cipriani
The scene depicts Jeremiah White (Cromwells chaplain) kneeling before Frances Cromwell, of whom he had ambitions to marry, found in this compromising position by Oliver Cromwell, he pretended he was asking Frances's permission to court her lady in waiting. Cromwell immediately dismissed his chaplain and the lady in waiting.
Giovanni Batista Cipriani; 1725-1805, Italian, born in Florence, he worked mostly in England and moved to London in 1755 under the guidance of Sir William Chambers and Joseph Wilton, both of whom he met in Rome.
Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian; 1727-181. engraver, etcher, and painter, his father was a goldsmith who taught the use of the burin to his boy. In the Florentine Academy he learnt to work in oil, chalks, and aquarelle.
ins.) trimmed to within the platemark as was the practice.10½x 3 An original engraving which has retained its colour, bright and unfaded in sepia ink, with very fine detail and ink stipples, the image measuring approximately 33 cms x 27 cms. (1
'J.B. Cipriani. R.A del ........F Bartolozzi. R. A. Sculp'
Unmounted and unframed , the condition of the image and sheet is good, with handling marks, a small repair to the right sheet edge, soiling and toning condusive with age.