18 c. Baroque Engraver, painter, printmaker
Son of the artist Gaetano Bartolozzi, Francesco studied engraving under his father, and then at the Académie de Florence under d'Ignace Hugford and Ferretti. He then went to Rome, to copy antiquities, and in 1745 went to Vencie, to work in the shop of the engraver Joseph Wagner. He left Venice for Milan in 1764, where he spent most of the rest of his life. He was greatly influenced by the school of English engravers working in London at the time.
Baily, FRANCESCO BARTOLOZZI; Bénézit; Bolaffi; Claremont, Pomona College, 18th c. drawings from Calif (1976); RILA/BHA; Thieme-Becker; Bartolozzi and his works, by Andrew W. Tuer.