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Luigi Schiavonetti (1765-1810), Printmaker

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 22 portraits
Luigi Schiavonetti was one of England's most famous stipple engravers. Born in Italy, at the age of thirteen was apprenticed to Giulio Golini, after which he turned his talents to engraving. He imitated several of Francesco Bartolozzi's engravings with great success. These prints came to the attention of Bartolozzi himself, and when Schiavonetti came to London shortly thereafter, he made him his principal assistant. During his career, Schiavonetti engraved the portraits of such notables as the Duke of York, the Queen of Prussia and William Blake. He was regularly commissioned for such famous publications as Boydell's Shakespeare and Milton sets, Ottley's The Italian School of Design, and Wheatley's Cries of London.

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D20468

Thomas Mudge

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Nathaniel Dance
stipple engraving, circa 1775-1800
NPG D20468

D13242

James Anderson

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after John Smart
stipple and line engraving, 1785-1810
NPG D13242

D13804

Luigi Marchesi

by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1790
NPG D13804

D24229

Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1791
NPG D24229

D10828

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after John Bogle
stipple engraving, published 1793
NPG D10828

D2255

Thomas Davies

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after T. Hickey
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1794
NPG D2255

D20038

King George IV; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Michael Sloane, published by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 12 April 1797
NPG D20038

D32791

Isabella Caroline Campbell (née Howard), Lady Cawdor of Castlemartin

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Henry Edridge
stipple engraving, 1806 (1804)
NPG D32791

D33228

Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherina, Duchess of York and Albany

by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by Colnaghi & Co, after François Hüet-Villiers
stipple engraving, published 1807
NPG D33228

D10823

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after François Hüet-Villiers
stipple engraving, published 1807
NPG D10823

D38811

Sir Anthony van Dyck ('Vandyk, as Paris')

by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by William Miller, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1807
NPG D38811

D14447

William Blake

by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by Robert Hartley Cromek, after Thomas Phillips
etching, published 1 May 1808 (1807)
NPG D14447

D31662

Thomas Belsham

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Henry Howard
stipple engraving, (1809)
NPG D31662

D31663

Thomas Belsham

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Henry Howard
stipple engraving, (1809)
NPG D31663

D33335

King George IV

by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, published 11 October 1809
NPG D33335

D14219

Luigi Marchesi

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1790
NPG D14219

D14210

Thomas Davies

by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by E. & S. Harding, after T. Hickey
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1794
NPG D14210

D37139

'A Master of Arts in his Usual Dress'

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after William Miller
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D37139

D15222

James Anderson

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after John Smart
stipple and line engraving, (1800)
NPG D15222

D15301

Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherina, Duchess of York and Albany

by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by Colnaghi & Co, after François Hüet-Villiers
stipple engraving, published 1807
NPG D15301

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