[Interior of an inn, Dutch School.]From the Original Picture by Gd. Dou in the Possession of Wm. Baillie Esqr.
Publish'd 1st. Janry. 1774.
Mezzotint printed in brown and black, 355 x 250mm. 14 x 9¾". Small hole to title area. Repaired tear lower right.
Two soldiers in plumed hats at a table; the nearer of the two lighting his pipe from a candle, the other holding a piece of straw, tickling a woman under the nose, who sits sleeping beside them. A serving-woman enters the room at left, carrying a lamp and pitcher. After Gerard Dou (1613 - 1675), 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.
Clayton and McConnell, ‘Baillie, William (1723–1810)’. DNB.
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