[British, n.d., c.1771.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters from an uncleaned plate. 350 x 250mm, 13¾ x 9¾". Scarce proof in fine condition, with full margins.
Two orphans, a boy sitting on a wall eating a piece of bread, a girl standing in front of it looking towards the viewer, holding a roll; her right hand is tucked under her apron. After Antoine Le Nain (French, c.1600 - 1648). Captain William Baillie (1723 - 1810) 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.
Chaloner Smith undescribed. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 23506] £280.00