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Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia. Matth: Osterreich sculpsit.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Dresdæ.: Nell Anno MDCCL.

Physical Description

Engr. t-pl., 24 pl.; 418 mm.

Responsibility Note

All plates except the title plate are signed as drawn by P.L. Ghezzi and engraved by M. Oesterreich. Additionally plate 9 is signed 'M.A. Sabbattini'.

No publisher's name is given.

Summary Note

All plates carry the date 1750.

Most are captioned, as follows: 1. Il Custode Generale d'Arcadia; 2. Chierico di Capella; 3. Decano; 4. Uditore; 5. Presidente della Grascia; 6-8. [uncaptioned]; 9. Annoso ne crede; 10. Custode del Registro delle Bolle Pontificie; 11. Curiale; 12. Il Sig. Dottore che Tasta il Polso; 13. Il Sig. Abbate in atto di legger Lettere; 14. Il Sig. Abbate Napoletano che scrive in Germania; 15. Il Sig. Abbate Segretario; 16. Il Sig. Baron Ungaro, e Uomo di Lettere dimorante attualmente in Roma; 17. [uncaptioned]; 18. Sig. Avocato, e Canonico Re in Schiena; 19-21. [uncaptioned]; 22. Cercante Cappuccino; 23. [uncaptioned]; 24. Petruccella Servitore.

Although Ghezzi painted frescoes and anecdotal history paintings, he is best known for his caricatures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

19th-century mottled calf, brown cloth-covered boards; red morocco spine-label, lettered 'Ghezzi Caricature'.

Name as Subject


Caricatures, Italian - Drawings, Italian - 18th century
Collections - Germany - Saxony - Dresden - 18th century
Pictorial works - Germany - 18th century