|Johann Gottfried Haid after Antonio Mercurio Amorosi
|Printed for J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside 1764.
|Image 322 x 249 mm, Plate 353 x 252 mm
A portrait of a seated musician playing an 8 string guitar. The musician is directly facing the viewer, guitar on his lap. He is wearing a loose turban and loose plain clothes secured with a belt. To the left is a small table with a sheet and pen and ink on.
Johann Gottfried Haid (1714-1776) was German engraver and mezzotinter. He worked in London for John Boydell and Henry Parker in the first half of the 1760s. In 1766 he returned to Vienna to found a school of mezzotint in the Academy there. His position was succeeded by Johann Jacob.
Antonio Mercurio Amorosi (1660 –1738) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque, active in Ascoli Piceno and Rome. Amorosi was born in Comunanza, then part of the Papal States. In 1668, he moved to Rome where he was trained by Giuseppe Ghezzi. He painted genre scenes similar to those of the Bamboccianti.
Chaloner Smith 5, i/i.
Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.