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Holbein portrait of Sir John Gage. Bartolozzi engraving c1796

Holbein portrait of Sir John Gage. Bartolozzi engraving c1796


by Holbein, Hans

Superb Bartolozzi engraving of Holbein portrait of Sir John Gage from the court of Henry VIII.. (with accompanying text page).

A fine example of Holbein's drawing for a portrait, this is a stipple engraving by 'Historical Engraver to his Majesty George IIi', Francesco Bartolozzi R.A. (1727-1815). Bartolozzi was one of the finest of all engravers and perfected the art of stipple engraving. Francesco Bartolozzi was a foundation member of the Royal Academy in London in 1768.

This fine portrait engraving was printed on India paper tissue, laid on heavier paper for publication as Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein, in the collection of His Majesty, for the portraits of illustrious persons of the court of Henry VIII by Hans Holbein (the Younger) (1497-1543). Published in London circa 1796 by the Keeper of the King’s Drawings and Medals and Fellow of the Society of Artists, John Chamberlaine.

There is creasing towards the edges of the tissue near the attachment ponits. Engraved border measures 39.5 x 28.5 cm (15.5 x 11.25 inches). To plate mark measures 49.5 x 34 cm (19.5 x 13.5 inches). Engraved paper size is 50 x 36.5 cm (19.75 x 14.25 inches). Page size is 54 x 42cm (21.25 x 16.5 inches).

Stock Number: apHolbein21Price: $160.00