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Simon Watts (fl.1760-1780) after the Circle of Carracci - 1777 Mezzotint, Repose



A mezzotint by Simon Watts (fl.1760-1780) after a drawing by an artist in the circle of Lodovico Carracci (1555-1619) in the collection of the British Museum, previously attributed to Titian. Designed for Charles Rogers's 'A century of prints from drawings', published in 1778. There is a like impression in the collection of National Galleries Scotland. Inscribed with the date, name of the artist, and the originally ascribed artist, Titian, in plate to the lower edge. On watermarked laid.


Cropped outside the plate lines. There is some discolouration and some scattered ink marks. There are several tears and restored closed tears to the lower edge and lower-right corner. There is a crease to the substrate in the upper-right corner and some creases to the right edge.


20.4 x 26.1cm (8" x 10.3")
Sheet: 28.4 x 36cm (11.2" x 14.2")

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Code rc951
Artist Simon Watts (fl.1760-1780) after the Circle of Carracci
Date 1777
Dimensions 20.4 x 26.1cm
Medium Mezzotint
Style Realism
Subject Religious
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