The Nativity

Method Etching and aquatint
Artist Thomas Piroli after William Young Ottley
Published Published as the Act directs Febr. 1st 1796, Rome
Dimensions Image 200 x 145 mm, Plate 217 x 157 mm, Sheet 231 x 174
Notes Plate 2 from a set of 12 entitled Twelve stories from the life of Christ designed by Ottley and engraved by Piroli.

William Young Ottley (1771 - 1836) was an artist turned dealer and collector of Italian paintings, prints, and drawings. He was the Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum 1833-36. He studied at the Royal Academy schools in 1787 and then onto Italy where he stayed for ten years. He was also the author of several pioneering works on the history of art.

Thomas or Tommasp Piroli (1752-1824) was an Italian etcher, based in Rome, but worked in Paris from 1804-7 and again in 1810-16 working with Francesco Piranesi.

Condition: Short tear in the centre of the upper margin not affecting the plate mark or image.
Framing unmounted
Price £150.00
Stock ID 37797