Italian landscapes with figures
Rome, [anonymous publisher], 1784
A suite of four engravings of paesaggi italiani con figure after designs by Francesco Antonio de Capo, a painter born near Lecce in Apulia, documented in Naples and Rome from about 1775, where he associated with the Genoese landscape painter Giuseppe Bacigalupo. The printmaker Giuseppe Cunego was born in Verona in 1760, the son and pupil of Domenico (1726-1823) and brother of Luigi Cunego. He followed his father to Rome, but soon abandoned art, takings up the religious life as a lay brother of the Third Order of Minims. His engraved oeuvre is just fifteen prints: eleven engravings after Gaspard Dughet's frescoes in the Palazzo Colonna in Rome, dated 1781 or 1782; and these four prints, each dated 1784.