Rome, Venanzio Monaldini, 1781
Published as Serie di Mascheroni Cavati dall'antico che per la prima volta escono in luce intagliati in rame opera utile a professori ed amatori delle belle arti.
Plates are lettered either 'Libro P[rimo]' or 'Libro S[econdo]' and also numbered, inscribed 'C.P' (cum priviligio); Some have the artist's name, 'Ali Gio'. On some plates, this has been partially burnished out. There is no record of any previous issue of the plates, and Monaldini's claim on the title-page (not present) that the prints here are 'per la prima volta escono in luce' makes it probable that these prints are published here for the first time.
4 Groups of 9 plates of Grotesque Masks. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 69.3cm by 82cm.
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