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Luigi Schiavonetti

(1765-1810), Printmaker

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 24 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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Thomas Mudge, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt) - NPG D20468

Thomas Mudge

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)
stipple engraving, circa 1775-1800
NPG D20468

James Anderson, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  John Smart - NPG D13242

James Anderson

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

Luigi Marchesi, by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by  Colnaghi & Co, after  Richard Cosway - NPG D13804

Luigi Marchesi

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

Luigi Marchesi, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  Richard Cosway - NPG D14219

Luigi Marchesi

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

Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24229

Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden

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

Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24822

Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1791
NPG D24822

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  John Bogle - NPG D10828

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

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

Thomas Davies, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  Thomas Hickey - NPG D2255

Thomas Davies

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

Thomas Davies, by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by  E. & S. Harding, after  Thomas Hickey - NPG D14210

Thomas Davies

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

Mr Lambert ('A Master of Arts in his Usual Dress'), by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  William Miller - NPG D37139

Mr Lambert ('A Master of Arts in his Usual Dress')

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

Sir Roger Mostyn, 5th Bt, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  Moses Griffith - NPG D45796

Sir Roger Mostyn, 5th Bt

by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Moses Griffith
stipple engraving, 1796 or after
NPG D45796

King George IV; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by Michael Sloane, published by  Luigi Schiavonetti, after  Richard Cosway - NPG 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

James Anderson, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  John Smart - NPG D15222

James Anderson

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

Isabella Caroline Campbell (née Howard), Lady Cawdor of Castlemartin, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  Henry Edridge - NPG D32791

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

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

Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherina, Duchess of York and Albany, by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by  Colnaghi & Co, after  François Hüet-Villiers - NPG 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

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by Luigi Schiavonetti, after  François Hüet-Villiers - NPG D10823

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

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

Sir Anthony van Dyck ('Vandyk, as Paris'), by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by  William Miller, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 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

Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherina, Duchess of York and Albany, by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by  Colnaghi & Co, after  François Hüet-Villiers - NPG 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

George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Henry Edward Doyle - NPG D15326

George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney

by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Henry Edward Doyle
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1807
NPG D15326

William Blake, by Luigi Schiavonetti, published by  Robert Hartley Cromek, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D14447

William Blake

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

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