[Lacemaker.]Engraved from a Picture of Ger.d Dou in the Collection of His Grace the Duke, of Montague.
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.
Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell, ‘Baillie, William (1723–1810)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
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