John Baptist Jackson (1701 – around 1780)

Christ on the Mount of Olives Venice, 1743 Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from four blocks This woodcut is one of twenty-four Jackson made in Venice to reproduce a group of 16th century Venetian paintings by masters such as Titian, Veronese and Bassano. In this example he used four wood blocks, each inked with a different colour. … Read more

William Pether (1738-about 1821), after Joseph Wright (1734-1797)

Three Persons Viewing The Gladiator by Candlelight London, 1769 Mezzotint This print reproduces Wright’s first exhibited painting, shown in 1765. The Gladiator was a famous antique statue, admired for its truthful rendering of anatomy, and it was well known in Britain from numerous copies and casts. The three men study the statue, lit dramatically by … Read more

Andrea Zucchi (1679-1740) after Tintoretto (c.1518-1594)

Raccolta di opere scelte: The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Venice, published 1786 Engraving Title page and 59 engravings after mainly Venetian paintings published by Teodoro Viero, Venice, 1786. The majority of the plates are by Le Febvre, S. Maniago, A. Zucchi, and P. Monaco. Purchased in London, March 1956 for £7 (No. 56.10/18)

Johann Gottfried Seuter (1707-1809), after Titian (c. 1488/90-1576)

Raccolta di opere scelte: The Annunciation Venice, published 1786 Etching and engraving Title page and 59 engravings after mainly Venetian paintings published by Teodoro Viero, Venice, 1786. The majority of the plates are by Le Febvre, S. Maniago, A. Zucchi and P. Monaco. This print is credited in the lettering beneath to JG Seuter (aka … Read more

Owen McSwiny (1684-1754)

Tombeaux des princes, grands capitaines et autre hommes illustres qui ont fleuri dans la Grande Bretagne 1741 Engraving Paper: 652 x 424 mm; mount: 812 x 608 mm Eight engravings from the series publishes by McSwiny in 1741. Engraved by N. Dorigny, I. Cars, L. Desplaces, N.D. de Beauvais, B. Lepicie and J.P. Le Bas. … Read more

Owen McSwiny (1684-1754)

Tombeaux des princes, grands capitaines et autre hommes illustres qui ont fleuri dans la Grande Bretagne 1741 Engraving  Paper: 650 x 424 mm; mount: 812 x 608 mm Eight engravings from the series publishes by McSwiny in 1741. Engraved by N. Dorigny, I. Cars, L. Desplaces, N.D. de Beauvais, B. Lepicie and J.P. Le Bas. … Read more

Owen McSwiny (1684-1754)

Tombeaux des princes, grands capitaines et autre hommes illustres qui ont fleuri dans la Grande Bretagne 1741 Engraving  Paper: 651 x 423 mm; mount: 812 x 608 mm Eight engravings from the series publishes by McSwiny in 1741. Engraved by N. Dorigny, I. Cars, L. Desplaces, N.D. de Beauvais, B. Lepicie and J.P. Le Bas. … Read more

Owen McSwiny (1684-1754)

Tombeaux des princes, grands capitaines et autre hommes illustres qui ont fleuri dans la Grande Bretagne 1741 Engraving  Paper: 650 x 424 mm; mount: 812 x 608 mm Eight engravings from the series publishes by McSwiny in 1741. Engraved by N. Dorigny, I. Cars, L. Desplaces, N.D. de Beauvais, B. Lepicie and J.P. Le Bas. … Read more

Owen McSwiny (1684-1754)

Tombeaux des princes, grands capitaines et autre hommes illustres qui ont fleuri dans la Grande Bretagne 1741 Engraving  Paper: 650 x 420 mm; mount: 812 x 608 mm Eight engravings from the series publishes by McSwiny in 1741. Engraved by N. Dorigny, I. Cars, L. Desplaces, N.D. de Beauvais, B. Lepicie and J.P. Le Bas. … Read more

Owen McSwiny (1684-1754)

Tombeaux des princes, grands capitaines et autre hommes illustres qui ont fleuri dans la Grande Bretagne 1741 Engraving  Paper: 654 x 424 mm; mount: 812 x 608 mm Eight engravings from the series publishes by McSwiny in 1741. Engraved by N. Dorigny, I. Cars, L. Desplaces, N.D. de Beauvais, B. Lepicie and J.P. Le Bas. … Read more

Owen McSwiny (1684-1754)

Tombeaux des princes, grands capitaines et autre hommes illustres qui ont fleuri dans la Grande Bretagne 1741 Engraving  Paper: 650 x 422 mm; mount: 812 x 608 mm Eight engravings from the series publishes by McSwiny in 1741. Engraved by N. Dorigny, I. Cars, L. Desplaces, N.D. de Beauvais, B. Lepicie and J.P. Le Bas. … Read more

Owen McSwiny (1684-1754)

Tombeaux des princes, grands capitaines et autre hommes illustres qui ont fleuri dans la Grande Bretagne 1741 Engraving  Paper: 651 x 419 mm; mount: 812 x 608 mm Eight engravings from the series publishes by McSwiny in 1741. Engraved by N. Dorigny, I. Cars, L. Desplaces, N.D. de Beauvais, B. Lepicie and J.P. Le Bas. … Read more

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

The Grand Piazza, Plate IV from ‘The Prisons (Carceri)’ Rome, 1773 Etching with engraving 545 x 416 mm Piranesi’s set of architectural fantasies, ‘The Prisons’, were first published in 1745, but he extensively reworked the plates before reusing them in the 1760s. This transformed the architectural, stage-like designs into a dramatic world of gloom and … Read more

Pierre Drevet (1663-1738), after Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1763)

Portrait of Robert de Cotte Paris, 1722 Engraving on laid paper 566 x 390 mm This print reproduces Hyacinthe Rigaud’s portrait of Robert de Cotte (1656-1735), one of the most significant French architects of his time. Cotte is portrayed as a self-assured figure, dressed in richly embroidered fabrics that indicate his wealth. He is shown … Read more