William Ryland after Angelica Kauffman; Flight of Paris 1700's
'The Flight of Paris'
Original sepia stipple engraving
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William Wynne Ryland
Angelica Kauffmann;1741-1807. Swiss neoclassical painter and graphic artist. Protégée of Sir Joshua Reynolds, after her marriage in 1781 to the Venetian painter Antonio Zucchi, she lived in Italy, where she flourished in artistic and literary circles.
William Wynne Ryland; 1733-1783, British publisher printer. Trained in London with his father Edward Ryland and with S. F. Ravenet, and in Paris with Boucher and Le Bas; in 1761 appointed engraver to the King. 1765-71, was in partnership with former apprentice Henry Bryer as printsellers, but the firm went bankrupt. In 1774 Ryland began series of stipples after Kauffman. Eventually executed for forging bills of exchange.
A stunning early original tondo stipple engraving in red/brown ink, the image printed an early laid paper sheet measuring approximately 30 cms (12 ins.)
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is fair with small edge tears, soiling, toning and handling marks condusive with age.