Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815

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Birth 1727-09-25
Death 1815-03-07

Biographical notes:

Bartolozzi, an Italian engraver, came to England in 1764, appointed engraver to the English king and was one of the original members of the British Royal Academy.

From the description of I.Russell Ld., Privy Seal : with one ey[e] / From the original drawing by Hans Holbein : engraving. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863350

Italian painter and engraver.

From the description of Letter : to his son, n.d. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81666694

Italian engraver.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Fulham, to Sir William (Johnstone) Pulteney, 1765 July 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622301

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Fulham, to Peltro William Tomkins, 1802 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622402

From the guide to the Francesco Bartolozzi note, 1789, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Francesco Bartolozzi was an engraver, who popularized the stipple process. Born in Florence in either 1725 or 1727, he studied at the Accademia del Disegno in his native city. He learned engraving from Joseph Wagner. In 1764 he went to England and was appointed engraver to George, III. Bartolozzi became a Royal Academician in 1768. In 1802 he accepted a post as Director of the National Academy of Libson. He he died there in 1815. Bartolozzi was a student with Giovanni Battista Cipriani, and engraved many of the latters paintings.

From the description of Scrapbook, 1773-1809. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122503717


From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, 1797 May 15 and 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623111

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Grosvenor Place. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622319

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lisbona, to Lord Besborough, 1810 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623085


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  • Engraving--Printing
  • Engraving, English
  • Engraving--18th century
  • Painters
  • Art--Reproduction


  • Engravers


  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)