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Angelica Kauffman - 18th Century Stipple Engraving, Hagar And Ishmael Banished



A very fine stipple engraving by Alessandro Contardi (act.1795-1822) after the original painting by Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807). This highly accomplished etching shows Abraham casting out his son Ishmael and his second wife Hagar into the desert. His first wife Sarah and second son Isaac can been seen watching. At the bottom of the plate is the inscription written in Italian giving the title and dedication. The original artist and sculptor have been name in plate. The original plate lines are in tact. On laid.


The engraving is in remarkably good condition given its age. There is a faint crease to the lower right corner and one to the middle of the right edge. There is some dirtying across the surface and a small amount of discolouration in the upper right quadrant.


38.7 x 31.3cm (15.2" x 12.3")
Sheet: 51.8 x 39.7cm (20.4" x 15.6")

Artist Biography

Maria Anna Angelika Kauffmann RA (30 October 1741 - 5 November 1807), usually known in English as Angelica Kauffman,[a] was a Swiss Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Remembered primarily as a history painter, Kauffmann was a skilled portraitist, landscape and decoration painter. She was, along with Mary Moser, one of the two female founding members of the Royal Academy in London in 1768.

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Code py855
Artist Angelica Kauffman
Date 18th Century
Dimensions 38.7 x 31.3cm
Medium Engraving
Style Classical
Subject Religious
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