[View of Amboise.]In the Collection of the Earl of Bute.
Etching printed in sepia, very fine impression; sheet 290 x 430mm (11½ x 17"). Trimmed to platemark. Signed by Baillie lower right.
View of Amboise in central France, with bridge across the river Loire and various figures at work. The city is known for containing the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci. 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. After Lambert Doomer (1624-1700), Dutch artist who owned several volumes of Rembrandt drawings. Rembrandt was a passion of Baillie's which may have led him to engrave this scene.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 34663] £260.00