|Artist||attributed to Francesco Bartolozzi|
|Dimensions||Image 276 x 416 mm, Plate 282 x 423 mm, Sheet 480 x 606 mm|
Jesus raising Lazarus from his grave, after he has been buried there for four days, surrounded by shocked spectators.
Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) was an Italian engraver. The son of a goldsmith, Bartolozzi studied painting in Florence, trained as an engraver in Venice and began his career in Rome. In 1763 Richard Dalton, art dealer and librarian to George III, met him and invited him to London, promising him a post as engraver to the king. Bartolozzi moved to London the following year, and remained for thirty-five years. He executed numerous engravings for the King. He also made many engravings of paintings by Italian masters and by his friend, the painter Giovanni Cipriani. In 1768 Bartolozzi was the only engraver to become a founder member of the Royal Academy of Arts. He moved to Lisbon in 1802 as director of the National Academy.
Condition: Good impression with full margins. Creasing and tearing to edges of sheet, not affecting image.