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Print - Caricature of Farinelli, Cuzzoni and Heidegger
  • Caricature of Farinelli, Cuzzoni and Heidegger
    Goupy, Joseph, born 1686
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Caricature of Farinelli, Cuzzoni and Heidegger

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Goupy, Joseph, born 1686 (etcher)
    Boyle, Dorothy, born 1699 - died 1758 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr A. Laws

  • Museum number:

    E.126-1932

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 72

Physical description

Etching depicting a caricature of Farinelli, Francesca Cuzzoni and John James Heidegger. The poem below the image indicates that this is a satire of the rising popularity of masquerades - brought about by Heidegger - and the declining taste for Italian opera in London. Farinelli is shown holding the hand of Cuzzoni. Heidegger is behind them, with masks on the floor by his feet, pointing to a hat that is hanging from the wall.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Goupy, Joseph, born 1686 (etcher)
Boyle, Dorothy, born 1699 - died 1758 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with eight lines of English verse

Dimensions

Height: 13.1875 in, Width: 8.3125 in

Descriptive line

Print by Joseph Goupy said to be after a design by the Countess of Burlington, caricature of Farinelli, Cuzzoni and Heidegger, etching, Great Britain, 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Satire; Caricature

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons; Opera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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