- Also known as
Joseph (Giuseppe) Wagner
primary name: Wagner, Joseph
other name: Vagner, Giuseppe
other name: Wagner, Giuseppe
- individual; publisher/printer; printmaker; Swiss; Italian; Male
- Life dates
- Great Marlborough Street, London
In Venice near the Rialto Bridge
Venice, Merceria di San Zulian
- Engraver: b. Constance, trained Augsburg. 1729-32 in Bologna, whence brought to London by Amigoni (1733-39); returned with Amigoni to Venice in 1739 where started up a print publishing business backed with Amigoni's capital. Venetian privilege 1749. Took over Viero business. Firm continued until 1835 under his son Angelo.
(birth and death dates are those of Giorgio Marini)
The Plymouth catalogue numbers refer to the first numbering employed by Wagner with letters of the alphabet at the lower right; sometime in years 1760/6 he re-ordered his prints with Arabic numbers in the lower left corners.
- Biography based on his own account of his life in Heineken's Nachrichten, 1768, pp.124-6.
Catalogue/Pricelist of c.1760 published in 'Print Quarterly' X 1993 p.34.
Boschloo on Remondini 1998, p.263, fn.68 summarises the Wagner catalogue of imported English stipples, which come from Gaetano Bartolozzi, and were initially sold through the Viero shop.
Complete list of prints in Nagler.
Dario Succi in 'Da Carlevaris ai Tiepolo', 1983, pp.432-7
David Alexander, 'Biographical Dictionary of British and Irish engravers', New Haven and London, 2021
A Griffiths & G Marini, 'Some Italian importers of English prints', PQ XXXIX 2022, pp.412-22.