Carlo Lasinio, Portrait of Diego Velazquez - Original 1791 engraving print

An original 1791 engraving print, Carlo Lasinio Portrait of Diego Velazquez.

This is a fine and rare colour line engraving depicting the artist Diego Velázquez (1594-1660). It derives from a first edition book of prints titled "Ritratti Originali de Pittori Esistenti Nella Reale Galleria de Firenze", published in Florence by Niccolo Pagni and Guideppe Bardi, 1791-96, in an edition of only 100 copies. The book itself is extremely rare – only one (incomplete) copy survives in the collection of the National Gallery, Washington DC.

Carlo Lasinio (1759-1838) was one the earliest Italian colour printers; the book was one of the first Italian books to be printed in the Dagoty-Le Bon technique.

Diego Rodríguez de Silva Velázquez one of the most important and influential painters of the Spanish Golden Age. 

The print is presented in newer black and gilt-coloured frame, with black window mount. 

In good condition.
27.5cm x 18.5cm.
Frame: 48 x 37cm.

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Product code: JB-953

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