|Artist||Thomas Burke after Angelica Kauffman|
|Published||Publish'd Jany. 2. 1792, by J&J Boydell, Cheapside, & at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall|
|Dimensions||Image 350 mm circular, Plate 485 x 390 mm, Sheet 515 x 402 mm|
Text below image:
In the Collection of George Bowles, Esq.
Then sudden issuing from the tufted wood,
Confess'd in open sight the virgin stood;
Hail mighty warrior! Thus the damsel said,
May favouring heav'n afford me timely aid;
Struck with the vision Sacriponte amaz'd
On fair Angelica in rapture gaz'd. Ariosto.
A scene from Ludovico Ariosto's epic poem "Orlando Furioso".
The Swiss born Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807) was an artist of international training and reputation. She was escorted by her artist-father to study the Old Masters in the major Italian cities. Time spent with the English community in Rome convinced her to come to London in 1766 where she joined Sir Joshua Reynolds's social circle. Her reputation for portraiture and history painting led to her becoming a founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768. Excluded from the life class, Kauffmann developed her own brand of history painting which focused on female subjects from classical history and mythology.
Thomas Burke (1749-1815) was an Irish born artist and stipple engraver.
Condition: Good impression.