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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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The Academicians of the Royal Academy, by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

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

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy', by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

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

Agostino Carlini; Francesco Bartolozzi; Giovanni Battista Cipriani, by John Francis Rigaud - NPG 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

Francesco Bartolozzi, by John Opie - NPG 222

Francesco Bartolozzi

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

The Academicians of the Royal Academy, by Richard Earlom, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

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

Francesco Bartolozzi, by Thomas Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D21487

Francesco Bartolozzi

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

Francesco Bartolozzi, by Thomas Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D654

Francesco Bartolozzi

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

Royal Academicians, by Charles Bestland, after  Henry Singleton - NPG D10716

Royal Academicians

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

Key to Royal Academicians, by Charles Bestland, after  Henry Singleton - NPG D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

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

Francesco Bartolozzi, by Benedetto Pastorini, and by  Peltro William Tomkins, published by  Hannah Macklin (née Kenting), after  William Artaud - NPG 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

Francesco Bartolozzi, by William Daniell, after  George Dance - NPG D12186

Francesco Bartolozzi

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

Francesco Bartolozzi, by Edward Scriven, after  Giovanni Vendramini - NPG D1022

Francesco Bartolozzi

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

Francesco Bartolozzi, by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason), after  John Opie - NPG D655

Francesco Bartolozzi

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

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Francesco Bartolozzi

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

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Francesco Bartolozzi

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

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Francesco Bartolozzi

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

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