I bought this framed drawing at a yard sale. It has a small dime sized worn spot, otherwise in really good condition. There’s a card in the back with some information. Framed piece measures about 16” tall, 14 1/2” wide.
Was owned by neighbor who recently passed away. Item was put up for sale in a yard sale.
Thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. The item presented appears to be an etching titled "Bust of a Bearded Warrior." The print was engraved and printed by Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, 1725 - 1815) after a drawing by Giovanni Francesco (Guercino) Barbieri (Italian, 1591 - 1666). The print dates to the 18th century and should be on laid paper. The work was also printed a published in a book of plates Charles Vere Dashwood Esquire (1745-1821) during the 19th century. Examination of the print may help to proper confirm the prints age.
The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of this work and other comparable etchings by Bartolozzi. Please note asking or dealer prices may vary. Thank you and please take care.