Davide Fossati

Switzerland / Italy, b.1708, d.1791

The Assault of the Brigands

  • Etching
  • Presented by Gordon H Brown, 1972
  • 247 x 359mm
  • 72/132

Swiss-born Italian painter and printmaker Davide Antonio Fossati came from a family of prominent eighteenth-century architects and sculptors. This etching, featuring a group of travellers being assaulted by bandits, was published in Venice in 1743 as part of a series of twenty-four landscapes, after paintings by Italian painter Marco Ricci.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

Compare Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession number:46.44.2 and Wellcome Library reference number ICV No 42812i

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