Method Stipple
Artist George Sigmund Facius and Johann Gottlieb after Josiah Boydell after Sir Joshua Reynolds
Published Published June 1st 1782 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Dimensions Image 465 x 300 mm, Plate 504 x 326 mm, Sheet 516 x 338 mm
Notes A female allegorical representation of Temperance after Sir Joshua Reynolds from the New College Window, Oxford (Mannings 2113). Standing in full-length on a ledge in classical attire, she bows her head whilst pouring water from a vase into a cup she holds with her left hand.

George Sigmund Facius (1750 - 1814) was a German stipple engraver and mezzotinter. Born Regensburg and brought up in Brussels, Facius moved to England in 1776, where he worked for John Boydell. He had a twin brother Johann Gottlieb Facius, with whom he worked with. Between 1785 and 1788, the brothers' work was jointly signed "J. G. S. Facius".

Johann Gottlieb Facius (1750 - after 1802) was a German stipple engraver and twin brother of George Sigmund Facius (qv) with whom he always worked in partnership, signing their plates jointly.

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was one of the most important figures of the eighteenth century art world. He was the first President of the Royal Academy and Britain's leading portrait painter. Through a series of lectures on the Discourses on Art at the Royal Academy he defined the style later known as the Grand Manner, an idealised Classical aesthetic. He had a profound impact on the theory and practice of art and helped to raise the status of portrait painting into the realm of fine art. A flamboyant socialite, Reynolds used his social contacts to promote himself and advance his career becoming one of the most prominent portrait painters of the period.

Hamilton 154 ii/ii

Condition: Trimmed close to plate mark, and some light time toning to margins, but otherwise a good, clean impression.
Framing unmounted
Price £375.00
Stock ID 40065