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Bartolozzi, Francesco

Born: 1727 AD
Died: 1815 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Artists

1725 – Francesco Bartolozzi is a Italian engraver, was born at Florence.


Francesco went to Venice and studied engraving.


He produced an enormous number of engravings, the best being those of Clytie, after Annibale Caracci, and of the Virgin and Child, after Carlo Dolci.


1768 – Bartolozzi was elected a foundation member of the Royal Academy.


1793 – Successfully reproduced the famous colored portrait drawings of Holbein from the Royal collection.


1802 – Invited to Lisbon as director of the National Academy.


1815 – Francesco Bartolozzi remained in Portugal till his death.