C1773

[A view of the Indians of Terra del Fuego in their hut.]

Artist:

Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 - 1785)

Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s first voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.  A small group of natives … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[A view of the Indians of Terra del Fuego in their hut.]

Date:

C1773

Artist:

Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 - 1785)

Engraver:

Francesco Bartolozzi 
(1727 – 
1815)

Condition:

In good condition, with fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.
AUTHENTICITY
[A view of the Indians of Terra del Fuego in their hut.] - Antique Print from 1773

Genuine antique
dated:

1773

Description:

Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty
sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s first voyage. All other later
copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually
smaller and inferior in quality.

 A small group of natives are shown seated in their hut made from stretched dried skins.

Cook’s men went ashore at Tierra del Fuego on 14th January 1769) and notes in his log, ‘perhaps as miserable a set of People as are this day upon Earth.’ Leaving Tierra del Fuego the Endeavour rounded Cape Horn and sailed into the Pacific Ocean.

References; Beddie 932-1, p.175, Joppien 1.6b, ill.p.83, ill.pl. 18, p.18

From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,…

Biography:

Giovanni Battista Cipriani RA (1727-1785) 

Cipriani was an Italian painter and engraver, who lived in England from 1755. He is also called Giuseppe Cipriani by some authors. Much of his work consisted of designs for prints, many of which were engraved by his friend Francesco Bartolozzi.

Francesco Bartolozzi  (1727-1815)

Italian artist born in Florence in 1727, the son of Cayetano Bartolozzi a jeweller. Francisco learned from his father the technique of engraving and  studied at the Academy of Florence and subsequently began his professional career in Rome. In 1764 he was invited to London, where he remained for 40 years working for his patron, George III,for whom he executed numerous engravings, including those after Hans Holbein’s drawings at Windsor. He also made many engravings of paintings by Italian masters and by his friends, the fashionable painters Giovanni Cipriani and Angelica Kauffmann. Although Bartolozzi was not the inventor of engraving in the crayon manner, which imitated chalk drawings, but he made it the fashion. In 1802 he was invited to Lisbon as director of the National Academy.

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