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Antique Print - "Virgin With Putto Holding a Book" - Francesco Bartolozzi - 1764

Antique Print - "Virgin With Putto Holding a Book" - Francesco Bartolozzi - 1764

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Magnificent copper engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi, ater Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Guercino). Publishing in 1764 years, Italy. The sample is taken from the work "Original Paintings and Drawings of Guercino in the Collection of His Majesty."
The artwork portrays the Virgin Mary, often referred to as the Virgin, and a Putto, a chubby male child figure, holding a book. In the painting, the Virgin Mary is depicted as a gentle and serene figure, with her hands clasped together in prayer. She is portrayed wearing traditional robes and a veil, signifying her purity and humility. Positioned beside Mary, the Putto holds a book with both hands, symbolizing knowledge and wisdom. Francesco Bartolozzi, an Italian artist known for his engravings and prints, created this painting with great attention to detail and a delicate color palette. The composition exemplifies the artist's mastery of light and shadow, as well as his ability to convey emotion through the expressions of the figures.Francesco Bartolozzi is an Italian draftsman, watercolor painter and engraver, the greatest master of etching, dotted style, in particular colored dotted line and pencil etching style. From 1764 he worked in England, where he created a school of color reproduction engravings.
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 – 1666) better known as Guercino, was an Italian Baroque painter and draftsman from Cento in the Emilia region, who was active in Rome and Bologna. The vigorous naturalism of his early manner contrasts with the classical equilibrium of his later works. His many drawings are noted for their luminosity and lively style.

Dimensions: 22” x 14” inches / 57 cm x 37 cm
Technique: Engraving
Date: 1764
Artist: Francesco Bartolozzi
After: Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Guercino)
Place: Italy
*We provide a Certificate of Authenticity upon request. 

The work has wear, age-related discoloration, water mark, but is overall in good condition. As you age, you can expect to see a few minor blemishes, brown or blotchy markings. Please check the condition of the image carefully and contact us with any questions. The reverse side is blank. This is an original print and not a modern reproduction. You can find many more vintage designs and prints at dahlstromsfineart.

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