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Print Quarterly, March 2018

Posted in books, journal articles by Editor on March 7, 2018

J. R. Smith after John Francis Rigaud, Group Portrait of Agostino Carlini, Fransescho Bartolozzi, Giovani Battista Cipriani, 1778, mezzotint, 44.4 × 504 cm (London: The British Museum).

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The eighteenth century in the current issue of Print Quarterly:

Print Quarterly 35.1 (March 2018)

A R T I C L E S
• David Alexander, “A Cosmopolitan Engraver in London: Francesco Bartolozzi’s Studio, 1763–1802,” pp. 6–26.

S H O R T E R  N O T I C E S
• Daan van Heesch, “The Graphic Source for Rajput Images of Fools,” pp. 50–53.

N O T E S  A N D  R E V I E W S
• Ellis Tinios, Review of the exhibition catalogue T. June Li and Suzanne Wright, Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints (The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2016), pp. 63–65.
• David Pullins, Review of W. McAllister Johnson, The Rise and Fall of the Fine Art Print in Eighteenth-Century France (University of Toronto Press, 2016), pp. 65–66.
• Naomi Lebens, Review of the exhibition catalogue The Royal Game of the Goose: 400 Years of Printed Board Games (Grolier Club, 2016), pp. 66–70.
• Brendan Cassidy, Note on William Woollett’s Ring, pp. 70–71.
• Ellis Tinios, Review of the exhibition catalogue A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints (Royal Ontario Museum, 2016), pp. 72–74.
• Martin Hopkinson, Review of Gill Saunders, Eclectic: The Julie and Robert Breckman Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A Publishing, 2016), pp. 74–75.
• Jesusa Vega, Review of Juliet Wilson-Bareau and Leah Lehmbeck, Goya in the Norton Simon Museum (Norton Simon Museum, 2016), pp. 75–77.
• Mark McDonald, Review of Antonio G. Moreno Garrido, La Estampa de devoción en la España de los siglos XVIII y XIX (Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2015), pp. 77–78.
• Jean Michel Massing, Review of Juan Pimentel, The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History, translated by Peter Mason (Harvard University Press, 2017), pp. 78–79.
• Stephan Bann, Review of Antony Griffiths, The Print before Photography: An Introduction to European Printmaking, 1550–1820 (The British Museum Press, 2016), pp. 94–97.
• Bozena Anna Kowalczyk, Review of Michael Matile with Alberto Craievich and Isabelle Scheck, Della Grafica Veneziana: Das Zeitalter Anton Maria Zanettis (1680–1767) (Michael Imhof Verlag, 2016), pp. 98–101.

 

New Book | Giambettino Cignaroli: Memoire

Posted in books by Editor on March 7, 2018

Soon available from Artbooks.com:

Bruno Chiappa and Andrea Tomezzoli, Giambettino Cignaroli: Memoire (Verona: Scripta, 2017), 368 pages, ISBN: 9788898877966, $68.

Tanti, innumerevoli sono i protagonisti di trentasei carte di un piccolo taccuino manoscritto: il principe di Chablais, il ministro plenipotenziario Carlo Firmian, l’imperatore Giuseppe II, Bartolomeo Cavaceppi, Angelica Kauffman, il giovanissimo Mozart, Kirill Grigorievich Razumovski grande atamano dei cosacchi… E ancora: ambasciatori, nunzi apostolici, letterati, esploratori, ufficiali o semplici militari, vescovi e abati, nobiluomini e nobildonne italiani e foresti… Tutti passano—tra marzo 1754 e ottobre 1770— dallo studio del più accreditato pittore veronese di quei decenni: Giambettino Cignaroli (1706–1770). E Cignaroli li registra minuziosamente con una scrittura che talvolta fa trasparire in filigrana dinamiche di mercato, ma anche legami professionalie amicali. Il volume ne offre trascrizione commentata, nel tentativo di allacciare fi li rossi tra il caleidoscopio di personaggi che si avvicendano nell’atelier dell’artista e la città di Verona, che emerge da queste pagine come vero e proprio crocevia del Settecento europeo.