Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Attributed to Francesco Bartolozzi - Ecce homo,
Sold for £160
Attributed to Francesco Bartolozzi
etching, published by Matthew Darly, 1775, [BM Satires 5318], 220 x 190mm. (8 3/4 x 7 1/2 in); with a rare portrait of M. Darly P.O.A.G.B., etching, published by Darly, 1775, 165 x 125mm., pen and ink inscription below title 'Professor of Ornament to the Artists of G[reat] Britain '; and with a portrait of Bartolozzi by Luigi Rados, 480 x 360mm., all unframed (3).
⁂'The window of Matthew Darly's print-shop in the Strand is being violently attacked by a man (William Austin), with the appearance of a maniac. He is shouting "Damn your foollish Caricatures". See Richard Godfrey, 'English caricature 1620 to the present' V&A 1984, cat.14. Austin had been infuriated by the mockery aroused by his scheme to open a 'Museum of Drawings by the best masters''.
Ecce homo trimmed to image, faint central vertical fold, some surface dirt and light browning. Others with light spotting and browning.
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