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