Franscesco Bartolozzi after John Benwell; 1783 (1)
Franscesco Bartolozzi after John Benwell; 1783 (1) Franscesco Bartolozzi after John Benwell; 1783 (1) Franscesco Bartolozzi after John Benwell; 1783 (1) Franscesco Bartolozzi after John Benwell; 1783 (1)

Franscesco Bartolozzi after John Benwell; 1783 (1)

'St. Giles's Beauty'

Original engraving

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Product Code: 170326-1
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'St Giles's Beauty'

stipple engraving

by

Francesco Bartolozzi

after the painting

by

John Hodges Benwell

Francesco Bartolozzi; 1727-1815,  Italian engraver, etcher, and painter. In the Florentine Academy he learnt to work in oil, chalks, and aquarelle.

John Hodges Benwell; 1764–1785, English genre painter, some of whose works became well-known through engravings, Benwell was born at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire where his father was under-steward to George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough. He later taught drawing at Bath, and executed a few small oval drawings in a technique which combined watercolour and pastel.

A fine original stipple etching which has retained its colours, bright and unfaded in sepia ink, with very fine detail and rich ink stipples, the image measuring approximately 15 cms x 18 cms. (6  x 7¼ ins.) on an early paper sheet trimmed to the oval. The frame measuring 19 cms x 23 cms. (7½ x 9 ins)

One of a pair offered for sale.

Framed within its original gilt oval frame, the condition of the image and the sheet is good with an overall toning condusive with age.

Cat 170326-1