Jacopo Amigoni Allegory of the Four Elements Set of Four 18th Century Engravings
A set of four 18th century engravings by Jacopo Amiconi, Allegory of the four elements, Water Air, Earth, Fire engraved in Venice, by Joseph Wagner 1706/1780.
A rare set of four engravings, four scenes with romantic figures representing the Four Elements after Jacapo Amiconi: a gardner presenting a woman with flowers for Earth; a couple removing a bird’s nest from a tree for Air; Figures fleeing a burning house for Fire; and anglers for Water. Jacopo Amigoni (c. 1682-1752), a Venetian painter, lived in England between 1729-39 and attempted to set up a print shop with Joseph Wagner before both returned to Venice. Patronised by Queen Caroline (wife of George II) he is credited with introducing Venetian rococo to British royal portraiture.
Set within marbled green painted wooden original frames, with gilt profiles.
Good age related conditions, see details.
height: 61 cm
width: 43 cm