From a Painting by Guido in the Collection of the Earl of Bute

Method Mezzotint and etching
Artist William Baillie after Guido Reni
Published Publish'd as the Act directs Oct the 1st 1771
Dimensions Image 213 x 148 mm, Plate 229 x 157 mm, Sheet 260 x 186 mm
Notes A young woman, wearing a striped turban and plain gown, tilts her head towards her right shoulder and raises her finger to her lips.

Captain William Baillie (1723 - 1810) was originally an officer in the British Army, until he retired in 1761. Between 1773 and 1795, he held the post of Commissioner of Stamps. Generally regarded as an amateur artist, Baillie is known for his works in the style of, or directly copied from, the etchings of Rembrandt. Baillie sold all of his plates to Boydell, who reprinted them in a collected edition in 1792 and again in 1803, but continued to etch. Primarily, Baillie was a picture dealer, and he was also a main agent for the Earl of Bute.

Guido Reni (1575 – 1642) was an Italian painter of high-Baroque style, working primarily in Bologna and Rome.

Meyer 45, Chaloner Smith undescribed, Lennox-Boyd i/i.

Condition:Over all toning to paper and surface dirt and a small tear to bottom right margin.
Framing unmounted
Price £100.00
Stock ID 36512