18th century Stipple Print Engraving

18th century Stipple Print Engraving

18th century stipple engraving of Michal Y Izabella Z Lasockich Ogińscy in gilded frame with hand cut mounts
After Richard Cosway – (Oakford, Devon 1742–1821 London). Cosway was the famous miniature artist and principal painter to the Prince of Wales in 1785.
Engraved by Luigi Schiavonetti (Bassano 1 April 1765 – 7 June 1810 London) An Italian engraver and etcher. In London he was employed by Bartolozzi and became an eminent engraver. Interestingly, Schiavonetti engraved a drawing of Maria Cosway that her husband, the artist Richard Cosway, had drawn. He also engraved a portrait that Maria Cosway had commissioned that was the first portrait of Napoleon seen in Britain.
Published – London According to Act, March 20, 1793, By Colnaghi & Co. No.132 Pall Mall
The subjects of this engraving are Michał Kleofas Ogiński (25 September 1765 – 15 October 1833) who was a Polish diplomat and politician, Grand Treasurer of Lithuania and a senator of Tsar Alexander I. He was also a composer of early Romantic music and was painted by the French artist Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
Izabela Ogińska née Lasocka was born in 1764 and died in 1852.
She was the only child of Antoni Lasocki and Teresa Laskowska. Wife of Michal Ogiński from 1789-1802.
In 1815, she established a factory settlement focused on cloth production. In order to commemorate the family’s presence in Brzeziny, she named it Lasocin. She supported German and Jewish settlement in the settlement, trying to attract craftsmen and merchants. In 1826, she sold the Brzeziny estate to her sons, Tadeusz Antoni (1798–1844), Franciszek Ksawery (1801–1837). She outlived her children.
A print in The British Museum made by Michael Sloane, after Richard Cosway, of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales was originally engraved as a portrait of Michal and Isabella Lasockich Oginscy, with Schiavonetti named as the engraver and publisher, from which the heads were entirely re-engraved and the background altered.

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