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Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver

Sitter in 16 portraits
Artist associated with 164 portraits
Bartolozzi, the son of a goldsmith, 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.

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Thomas Augustine Arne

after Francesco Bartolozzi
hand-coloured etching, (circa 1770)
NPG 1130


Thomas Cheesman

attributed to Francesco Bartolozzi
oil on canvas, circa 1777
NPG 780


Thomas Gainsborough

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Thomas Gainsborough
black and red crayon with pencil and grey wash on paper, circa 1797 (1787-1788)
NPG 1107


Francis Hutcheson

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after A. Selvi
stipple engraving, circa 1750-1800
NPG D4399


Jean Cathcart (née Hamilton), Lady Cathcart

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Anne Callot
stipple engraving printed in brown, 1760s?
NPG D21579


Ignatius Sancho

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Bowyer Nichols, after Thomas Gainsborough
stipple engraving, (1768)
NPG D3581


King Henry VI

by Francesco Bartolozzi
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D23755


Mary (née Ruthven), Lady van Dyck

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, published by John Boydell
line engraving, published 1770
NPG D28482


Joseph Addison

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D27301


John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, late 18th century
NPG D5427


Mary, Queen of Scots

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after François Clouet
stipple engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D13124


John Henderson as Iago

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Gilbert Stuart
hand-coloured stipple engraving, late 18th century
NPG D16777


Henry Chichele

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after John Taylor
line engraving, 1772
NPG D33180



by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Nathaniel Dance
etching and stipple engraving, published 25 October 1774
NPG D14242


John Evelyn

by Francesco Bartolozzi
line engraving, published 1776
NPG D13884


Gertrude Savile (née Pierrepont), Marchioness of Halifax

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1777
NPG D31319


Gertrude Savile (née Pierrepont), Marchioness of Halifax

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1777
NPG D31329


Joseph Edmondson

by Francesco Bartolozzi
line engraving, 1777
NPG D39076

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