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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785), Painter and engraver

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The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
1773, based on a work of 1772
NPG 1437

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