Original designs of the most celebrated masters of the Bolognese, Roman, Florentine, and Venetian schools; comprising some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci, the Caracci, Claude Lorraine, Raphael, Michael Angelo, the Poussins, and others, in His Majesty’s collection; engraved by Bartolozzi, P.W. Tomkins, Schiavonetti, Lewis, and other eminent engravers; with biographical and historical sketches of L. da Vinci and the Caracci
London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare-Press, and sold by G. and W. Nicol, [etc.], 1812
A fine series of prints reproducing Italian drawings in the Royal Collection, selected by John Chamberlaine, the King’s Keeper of Drawings and Medals. The drawings are mostly reproduced in their actual size and a variety of techniques are employed to render them faithfully, including stipple, aquatint, roulette, and soft ground etching; to compound the effect, some drawings are printed on tinted papers.