[Virgin and Child.]
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.
Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell, ‘Baillie, William (1723–1810)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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