Francesco Bartolozzi after Sir Joshua Reynolds
Lady Elizabeth Foster
8 x 10 inches
A stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi after the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds; published in London in 1787.
One of the most attractive society beauties of the late 1780s. Lady Anne Bingham was the daughter of Sir Charles Bingham, later the first Lord Lucan; she never married.
Francesco Bartolozzi was born in Florence in 1728 and died in Lisbon in 1815. He began his working life by reproducing the works of Italian painters but came to England in 1764 where he was commissioned to reproduce Guercino's drawings in the Royal Collection. After this he turned his hand to stipple engraving, the medium for which he is best remembered. He set up a studio in London from which he produced a vast number of engravings that became known as 'Furniture Prints'. It is thought that Bartolozzi produced in excess of two thousand different prints but he is perhaps best remembered for his renderings of classical, allegorical and mythological subjects after his fellow Italian artists, Angelica Kauffman and Giovanni Cipriani.