In 1750 The Recueil d’estampes d’apres les plus celeres tableaux de la Galerie Royale de Drede
(The Dresden Gallery ) invited artists from all over Europe to engrave the masterworks from their vast and impressive collection. Volume One of fifty engravings were completed in 1753 and the second in 1757 ( Volume Two). These engravings allow the general public to have the opportunity to admire the great artists of the early 18th century in their own home.Marcello Bacciarelli (1731-1818) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque and Neoclassic periods. At one time he was the Director of the Academy of Arts of Warsaw. This engraving is a double sheet with the publisher’s center fold down the middle. The crease is actually very subtle (the photo makes it look pronounced). This print is in very good condition.