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Creator:
Print made by Richard Earlom, 1743–1822, British
after John Francis Rigaud, 1742–1810, French, active in Britain (from 1771)
after John Boydell, 1720–1804, British
Published by Josiah Boydell, 1752–1817, British
Title:

Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Esqr. R. A.

Additional Title(s):

Giovan Battista Cipriani, Esqr. R. A.

G. B. Cipriani

Date:
1789
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 8 1/8 x 6 9/16 inches (20.6 x 16.7 cm) and Image (oval): 5 1/4 x 4 3/16 inches (13.4 x 10.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "xm/-"; on back, lower left: "a/- | a/- | Born 1755"; on back, lower center: "Eminent(?) Barrister(?) one of the original members of the | Royal Academy"

Lettered in black ink, along lower left border of oval image: "Rigaud, Pinxit."; along lower right border of oval image: "R. Earlom, Sculpsit."; lower center: "GIOVAN BATTISTA CIPRIANI, ESQr. R. A. | Publish'd Sept. 29h. 1789. by John & Josiah Boydell, Cheapside & at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12958
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | costume | cravat | easel | frill | man | oval | paintbrushes | painting (visual work) | palette | portrait | ruffle
Associated People:
Cipriani, Giovanni Battista (1727–1785), decorative painter and draughtsman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37495
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