Francesco Bartolozzi (Florence, 1727 - 1815, Lisbon)

The Nymph of Immortality, Attended by the Loves, Crowning the bust of Shakespear, 1784

Stipple engraving and etching , 30 x 25 cm (11 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

1.1.o.1

Creators

Full title

The Nymph of Immortality, Attended by the Loves, Crowning the bust of Shakespear

Creation Date

1784

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the art dealer Frederick Keppel & Co., New York on 20 December 1884 for $18.

Marks

Inscribed (lower left): G. B. Cipriani Pinxit
Inscribed (lower right): F. Bartolozzi Sculp-t.
Inscribed (lower center): London Publish'd Sep-r. 1. 1784. by Ja-s. Birchall, No. 473 Strand
Inscribed (lower center): The Nymph of Immortality / attended by the Loves, crowning the Bust of Shakespear
Eight-lines of English verse in two columns (lower center) beginning:Immortal Shakespear [...], ending:[...] the active soul.

Dimensions

30 x 25 cm (11 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Display Media

Stipple engraving and etching

Web Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

Permanent Gallery Location

Short Gallery


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.