Woman in Wood | Giovanna
Giovanna is part of my "Reclaiming the Feminine" series. Read more about it here.
My original sketch was of Giovanna Baccelli Exhibited 1782, by Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788) and my sketch inspired the print.
Giovanna (1753 – 1801) was born in Venice and the principal ballerina at the Kings Theatre, Haymarket with an acclaimed career. She was the mistress of John Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset with whom she had a son. After they split her son remained with his father, but died in 1796.
Reductive wood block print, hand printed without a press. © Sibylle Laubscher, 2022
Please note: each print is every so slightly different. There are in total 10 prints of Giovanna.