by Galgano Cipriani, after Raphael Morghen, after Saverio Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1806
14 1/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (362 mm x 249 mm) plate size; 14 3/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (375 mm x 260 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Galgano Cipriani (1775-circa 1857), Line engraver. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Raphael Morghen (1758-1833). Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- Saverio (active circa 1750-1810). Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Place made: Italy (Florence)
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