- Also known as
primary name: Testolini, Gaetano
- individual; publisher/printer; printmaker; British; Male
- Life dates
- No.73, Cornhill, near the Royal Exchange, London (1796-1817)
- Printmaker and publisher, and supplier of artists' materials. Traiend Bassano, to London in 1785 working for Bartolozzi. Later worked as a printseller and publisher at 73 Cornhill. Remarried in London in 1808.
Two identical trade cards in Heal Collection (one coloured). Heal,100.77 & 78 advertise "G. Testolini, Engraver, Printseller & Frame Maker... Superfine Water Colours of the best & most approved Manufacturers, either in single Cakes or Boxes of all sizes, fitted up with requisite Materials. Opaque Colours, Chemical Colours for Maps, Plans, &c. Colours prepared for Oil Painting, in Bladders, also in Powder for Body Colours. Varnish of all sorts, for Paintings, Drawings &c. Hard & Soft Black Lead Pencils; Foreign & English Chalk, and Crayons in Sets, and separate, Crayon Pencils of all Colours; the finest India Ink, and Rubbers; Camel, Sable and Fitch Pencils, of every size. Drawing Paper for Water Colour, Crayon and Chalk; Portfolios of all Sizes, Drawing and Sketch Boards, Easels, and Pallets, Ivory for Miniature Painting, Knives and Pallets, Drawing Books of every description together with every Article required in Drawing or Painting, and the whole of quality that cannot be surpassed." Heal's annotations on mount of 100.78: "A copy of this card in Col: Moss' collection bore a pencilled date 1814. London Directory 1817 gives Gaetano Testolini, printseller, 73. Cornhill. London Directory 1809 gives Gaetano Testolini, printseller, 73. Cornhill. London Directory 1802 gives Gaetano Testolini, engraver & printseller, 73. Cornhill."
- David Alexander, 'Bartolozzi's studio in London 1763-1802', PQ 2018, pp.19-20