[Old man holding a sword.]
Etching with large margins, platemark 215 x 160mm (8½ x 6¼").
Etching supposedly after Salvator Rosa, the Italian artist whose work, including vertiginous landscapes and genre paintings of banditti, was immensely popular in England in the 18th century. This is an unusual image which may be taken from a painting no longer attributed to Rosa. 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.
Ex: collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36370] £160.00