[The marriage of St Catherine.] Engravd by Capt: Baillie from a Drawing of Romanelli:
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).
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