Robert Samuel Marcuard after Sir Joshua Reynolds
14.5 x 16.5 inches
A stipple plate engraving by Marcuard after Sir Joshua Reynolds; published in London in 1784.
This charming portrait depicts the famous Italian born artist and engraver, Francesco Bartolozzi painted by his contemporary, Sir Joshua Reynolds. Bartolozzi (1728-1815) came to work in London in 1764 when Reynolds was in his ascendency. He would have been very aware of the power and influence that Reynolds could command over English society, so the commission of a portrait would have a very positive impact upon his reputation.