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Aurora.
Aurora. Painted in a Ceiling of the Rospigliosi Palace at Rome. To the R.t Honb.le Lord Visc.t Mount Stuart Baron Cardiff this Plate is Dedicated. Here the gay Morn resides in radiant Bow'rs,/ Here keeps her Revels with the dancing Hours;/ Here Phoebus rising in the'Oetherial way,/ Thro' Heavn's bright Portals pours the beamy Day.
Guido pinxt: W. Baillie sculpt:
Publish'd 14th Sept.r 1786
Stipple engraving, 230 x 320mm. 9 x 12½". Later issue c.1800. Slight foxing in margins
Engraving of Guido Reni's famous Aurora fresco, in the Palazzo Rospigliosi-Pallavicini, Rome. The fresco depicts Apollo in his chariot, preceded by dawn (Aurora) bringing light to the world. Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12234]   £230.00  
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[Musical scene].
[Musical scene]. From a Drawing of Franceschini.
W. Baillie f.
Publish'd Jan. 2.nd 1772.
Stipple engraving, 295 x 260mm. 11½ x 10¼". Later issue c.1800.
Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12232]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cupid and Psyche?]
[Cupid and Psyche?]
[Engraved by W. Baillie. n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple, 240 x 180mm. 9½ x 7".
Decorative stipple by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12273]   £280.00  
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The Quarrel of Cupid and Psyche
The Quarrel of Cupid and Psyche Amantium Irae. Size of the Picture In. 20½ high & 15½ wide
Engraved by Capt. Baillie from a most beautiful Cabinet Picture of Nicolo Pousin in the Collection of Wellbore Ellis Agar Esq.r
Jan.ry 1. 1778.
Etching, 250 x 210mm. 9¾ x 8¼". Later issue c.1800.
After Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665). Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12240]   £220.00  
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Cupids Hunting.
Cupids Hunting. Why the Timid Hare pursue?/ Nobler Sport should be your View,/ Strike the Victor from the Field,/ To Almighty Love he'll yield.
N. Poussin pinx.t W. Baillie Sculpt.
Oct.r 20th 1779
Stipple engraving, 305 x 360mm. 12¼ x 14". Later issue c.1800.
Engraving after Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), chastising the protagonists for neglecting their higher duty. Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

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The anxious mother and sick child
The anxious mother and sick child In the Collection of John Barnard Esq.r
Dominichino del. Wbaillie fecit.
Publish'd 1.st Sept.r 1773 [but published c.1800].
Stipple, 230 x 330mm. 9 x 13".
Stipple engraving after Domenichino (1581-1641). Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12231]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Decorative scene.]
[Decorative scene.]
Engraved by Capt. Baillie from a Drawing by Romanelli.
June ye. 5 1778
Stipple engraving, 255 x 200mm. 10 x 8". Later issue c.1800.
Decorative scene after Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (1610-62). Engraved by William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12223]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mother and Child.]
[Mother and Child.]
From an Orig.l Picture by Bar.o Schidone in the Collection of Doctor Brag.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Mezzotint, 360 x 260mm. Margins foxed.
Mother and child, after a painting by Bartolomeo Schedone (1578-1615). Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12226]   £220.00  
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Franciscus Hals Pictor.
Franciscus Hals Pictor. In the Collection of John Blackwood Esq.r
Wbaillie sculp. Seipse Pinxit
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching, 300 x 240mm. 12 x 9½".
Portrait of Dutch portrait painter Frans Hals (?1581-1666). Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12269]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The marriage of St Catherine.]  Engravd by Capt: Baillie from a Drawing of Romanelli:
[The marriage of St Catherine.] Engravd by Capt: Baillie from a Drawing of Romanelli:
Iune ye 5. 1778.
Stipple and etching in sanguine, 250 x 200mm. 9¾ x 8".
The infant Jesus puts a ring on the finger of St Catherine of Alexandria (early 4th century), Christian saint and virgin martyr, patron of education and learning, mystically 'married' to Christ. The Virgin Mary behind, with cherubs in the clouds all around.
By Capt William Baillie (1723 - 1810) who retired from the army and became a picture dealer. He was also an amateur then semi-professional printmaker, later selling his plates to Boydell.
After Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (c.1610 - 1662).

[Ref: 12217]   £260.00  
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[Lacemaker.]
[Lacemaker.] Engraved from a Picture of Ger.d Dou in the Collection of His Grace the Duke, of Montague.
Gerard Dou pinxit Wbaillie Sculp.
Published Sept.r 1.st 1773.
Mezzotint, 440 x 320mm. 17¼ x 12½". Later issue c.1800. Margins foxed.
A lacemaker, after Gerard Dou (1613-75), who worked in Rembrandt's studio as a young man and went on to become the first and most famous of the Leiden 'Fine' painters. Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

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[Musical scene].
[Musical scene]. From a Drawing of Franceschini.
W. Baillie f.
Publish'd Jan. 2.nd 1772
Stipple engraving, 295 x 260mm. 11½ x 10¼". Later issue c.1800.
Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12233]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Lord Mountstuart.
Lord Mountstuart.
Painted by Mr. Hone, and Engrav'd by Capt.n Baillie.
Oct.r the 20th 1779.
Stipple engraving, 285 x 200mm. 11¼ x 8". Later issue, c.1800.
Portrait of John Stuart, 1st Marquess of Bute (1744-1814) after the painting by Nathaniel Hone. Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12267]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Netherlands] Cor.s De Witt. Saevo Furor Ore Trucidat.
[Netherlands] Cor.s De Witt. Saevo Furor Ore Trucidat. Natus Ano. 1623. Mortuus Ano. 1672.
W. Baillie Sc. June 17.th 1774.
Mezzotint. Plate 229 x 178mm. 9 x 7". Very small margins as would be the norm.
Portrait of Cornelis de Witt, bust in an oval frame directed to left, looking towards the viewer, with shoulder-length curling hair, moustache and a stiff, embroidered collar, swathed in a dark cloak. Cornelis de Witt (1623-1672) was a prominent Dutch politician during the Stadtholderless Period of 1650-1672. He represented the States General in the field and in 1667 he accompanied the fleet that attacked the English naval base at Chatham. In the summer of 1672 he came under suspicion of conspiring against Prince William III, but despite the lack of evidence and the absence of a confession under torture, he was condemned to exile for life. On the day of his release from prison, an angry mob dragged him outside, with his brother, and killed them. Captain William Baillie (1723-1810) was a well-known amateur engraver and etcher from Ireland. He fought at the Battle of Culloden and served in various campaigns on the continent. retiring early to hold an appointment of Commissioner of Stamps. He executed over one hundred plates, 113 of which are contained in Boydell's collective edition of 1792; the most admired are those made from Rembrandt's etchings. Nearly all of Baillie's prints were collected, mostly in the collection of the Earl of Bute, and issued by Boydell in 1792 and re-issued in 1803.
CS: 2.i.
[Ref: 24561]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The School
The School The original Picture is In the Collec.n of And.w Caldwell Esq.r Dublin. Yet nurs'd with skill, what dazzling fruits appear!/ Ev'n now sagacious foresight points to show/ A little bench of heedless bishops here,/ And there a chancellour in embryo./ Or Bard sublime, if bard may e'er be so,/ As Milton, Shakespeare, names that ne'er shall die!/ Tho' now he crawl along the ground so low,/ Nor weeting how the Muse should soar on high, Wisheth, poor star'lling elf! his paper kite may fly.
A.V. Ostade pinx.t W.Baillie Sculp.t
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching, 245 x 170mm. 9½ x 6½". Later issue c.1800. Margins foxed.
After Adriaen van Ostade (1610-85).Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12257]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Soldiers Quarreling at Dice.
Soldiers Quarreling at Dice. From the Original Picture of the same Size, Painted by Valentini, in the Collection of S.r James Lowther, Bar.t
Engraved by Capt.n Baillie.
J. Boydell excudit, Mar. 1. 1769.
Etching, 295 x 390mm. 11½ x 15¼". Later issue c.1800. Margins foxed.
An argument amongst five soldiers playing dice. Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12243]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tavern Scene.]
[Tavern Scene.] From a Painting by D: Teniers, in the Collection of Sir James Lowther, Bar.t
Teniers pinx.t Wbaillie Sculp.t
Publish'd 23.d Dec.r 1771.
Mezzotint, 445 x 340mm. 17½ x 13¼". Later issue c.1800. Margins foxed.
Tavern scene with a card game taking place, after David Teniers II (1610-90), Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12253]   £280.00  
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[Interior of an inn, Dutch School.]
[Interior of an inn, Dutch School.] From the Original Picture by Gd. Dou in the Possession of Wm. Baillie Esqr.
WBaillie fecit.
Publish'd 1st. Janry. 1774.
Mezzotint printed in brown and black, 355 x 250mm. 14 x 9¾". Small hole to title area. Repaired tear lower right.
Two soldiers in plumed hats at a table; the nearer of the two lighting his pipe from a candle, the other holding a piece of straw, tickling a woman under the nose, who sits sleeping beside them. A serving-woman enters the room at left, carrying a lamp and pitcher. After Gerard Dou (1613 - 1675), who worked in Rembrandt's studio as a young man and went on to become the first and most famous of the Leiden 'Fine' painters. Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 21781]   £230.00  
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[Virgin and Child.]
[Virgin and Child.]
Engraved by Capt. Baillie Painted by Rottenhammer? Breughell.
Published 17 March 1774.
Stipple engraving, 250 x 200mm. 10 x 8". Later issue c.1800.
The Virgin Mary with infant Christ plucking grapes. Engraved after Hans Rottenhammer and Jan Breughel who often worked in collaboration, with Rottenhammer providing figures for Breughel's landscapes. Engraved by William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12221]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Virgin and Christ child.]
[Virgin and Christ child.]
From a Drawing by Luti. [Inscribed below 'C.W.B.', i.e. Captain William Baillie.]
1767
Etching, 210 x 210mm. 8¼ x 8¼". Later issue c.1800.
Etching after Benedetto Luti (1666-1724). Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12227]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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