Biography

Giovanni Battista Cipriani RA (1727 – 14 December 1785) 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.

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Tate Paper

Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘Lost’ Portrait of Auguste Vestris

The subject of this paper is a portrait of the celebrated eighteenth-century dancer, Auguste Vestris, acquired by Tate in 1955 ...