Diana and her nymphs on clouds


Diana and her nymphs on clouds, etching by Francesco Bartolozzi after a painting by G. Guarana. The print was published by Joseph Wagner, grantor of privilege: Senate of Venice. The print was made between 1739 and 1780. Dimensions sheet 53.5 x 44.5 cm., dimensions: plate edge: h 510 mm × w 412 mm


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Jacopo Guarana (October 28, 1720 – April 18, 1808) was a Venetian painter of the late Baroque period who was born in Verona. He was active mainly in Venice and its mainland territories. In 1750 he completed frescoes for the interior of Ca’ Rezzonico and, in 1780, for the church of San Tomà. He also painted for the church of San Teonisto in Treviso and the Villa Contarini in Cinto Euganeo and helped decorate the Villa Pisani at Stra. Other works were completed for the Palazzo Balbi, Palazzo Boldù a San Felice, Palazzo Erizzo a San Martino, Palazzo Michiel del Brusà, and Palazzo Mocenigo a San Stae. Guarana is the last remaining direct heir of the Tiepolesque tradition. He was a founding member of the Venetian Accademia di Belle Arti and is said to have studied under Sebastiano Ricci, then with Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Among his most popular works are the wall frescoes at the concert hall of the Ospedaletto, Venice. By the time he painted a Sacred heart of Jesus and Saints for the church of San Polo, his work would have been considered “retardataire”, a glimpse of a lapsing past. His son, Vincenzo Guarana, born in 1742, was also a painter.

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Francesco Bartolozzi (September 21, 1727 – March 7, 1815) was an Italian painter and engraver who worked mainly in England. Bartolozzi was the son of a gold and silversmith, who also trained him in the trade. However, he showed an aptitude for the visual arts from an early age. He attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, where he was taught drawing and painting by Giovanni Domenico Ferretti and Ignazio Hugford. Here he made a lifelong friendship with the painter and engraver Giovanni Battista Cipriani, whose work he made numerous engravings. Although Bartolozzi was a skilled miniature painter, who also worked in pastel and watercolor, he soon turned to engraving. From 1745 to 1751 he studied with the Venetian engraver Joseph Wagner. He married there, left for Rome for a while, after which he returned to Venice. His fame grew rapidly and in 1764 he left for England at the invitation of King George III’s librarian, where he was soon appointed official engraver at court and became a co-founder and member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Bartolozzi was very prolific, delivering thousands of works. He often made use of the ‘dotting technique’ developed in France and managed to perfect it in his own way and improve the reproduction of the works. He excelled in depicting human anatomy. In 1802, he left for Lisbon, where he became director of the local Academy.

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