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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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1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
NPG 1437

1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

3186

Agostino Carlini; Francesco Bartolozzi; Giovanni Battista Cipriani

by John Francis Rigaud
oil on canvas, 1777
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3186

222

Francesco Bartolozzi

by John Opie
oil on canvas, circa 1785-1790
NPG 222

D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D21304

D21487

Francesco Bartolozzi

by Thomas Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1785
NPG D21487

D654

Francesco Bartolozzi

by Thomas Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1785
NPG D654

D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D10716

D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D36021

D10587

Francesco Bartolozzi

by Benedetto Pastorini, and by Peltro William Tomkins, published by Hannah Macklin (née Kenting), after William Artaud
stipple engraving, published 1803
NPG D10587

D12186

Francesco Bartolozzi

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, 2 April 1814 (28 August 1798)
NPG D12186

D1022

Francesco Bartolozzi

by Edward Scriven, after Giovanni Vendramini
stipple engraving, published 1832
NPG D1022

D655

Francesco Bartolozzi

by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason), after John Opie
mezzotint, mid 19th century
NPG D655

D608

Francesco Bartolozzi

by Unknown artist
pen and ink and wash, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D608

D18863

Francesco Bartolozzi

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, (1773?)
NPG D18863

D14581

Francesco Bartolozzi

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, 2 April 1814 (28 August 1798)
NPG D14581