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