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Attributed to Francesco Bartolozzi (Florence 1727-1813 Lisbon 1813)
Attributed to Francesco Bartolozzi (Florence 1727-1813 Lisbon 1813)

Portrait of Angelica Kauffmann, half-length, in a white dress with a red, fur-lined mantle, holding a sketch

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Attributed to Francesco Bartolozzi (Florence 1727-1813 Lisbon 1813)
Portrait of Angelica Kauffmann, half-length, in a white dress with a red, fur-lined mantle, holding a sketch
pastel and pencil on paper, oval
approximately 268 x 233 mm.
Provenance
with Thomas Agnew & Sons, London.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 1 April 1993, lot 27.

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Lot Essay

While previously considered a preparatory work for Bartolozzi's engraving after the portrait of Angelika Kauffmann by Sir Joshua Reynolds, it is more likely that this is an independent and finely elaborated pastel by Bartolozzi of an earlier stage.

We are grateful to Mrs. Bettina Baumgärtel of the Angelika Kauffmann Research Project, for endorsing the attribution after personal inspection (written communication, 1 March 2013).

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