Engraver: Cunego, Domenico (1727-1779) Italy
After: Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri) (1581-1641) Italy
Location of Original: Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Italy
Text under the image: Obitus S. Caeciliae Virginis et Martyris, Romae in Ecclesia vulgo di S. Luigi de Francesi.
Domenico Cunego (1727-1794) – Italian engraver, the father of engravers Luigi Cunego (b. 1750) and Guiseppe Cunego (b. 1760). He was the pupil of Francesco Ferrari, turned to engraving, when he was 18. Between 1752 and 1760 he collaborated with Dionigi Valesi on the illustrations for a three-volume catalogue of the coin collection of Giacomo Muselli, published in Verona. He engraved several portraits of the Royal Family of Prussia; and was afterwards employed by Mr. Hamilton to engrave some of the plates for his Schola Italica. Cunego afterwards came to England, and engraved some plates for Mr. Boydell’s collection. He worked principally with the graver, in clear, neat style.