"St Joseph with the Infant Christ"
By Captain William Baillie (1723-1810) after Giovanni Francesco Barbieri known as "Guercino" (1591–1666)
Stipple engraving and etching in the manner of crayon
Printed in sepia red ink
Dimensions: 24 cm x 25.5 cm
Text beneath the image "From a Drawing by Guercino. / Publish'd Decemr. 1st. 1771 / WBaillie f".
Print by Captain William Baillie after the drawing by Guercino in the Royal Collection [RCIN 902568].
The the Irish born printmaker William Baillie was especially adept at reproducing old master drawings and prints and often worked in the style of Rembrandt. He had served as an officer in the British Army until 1761.
See BM 1870,0813.598
A beautiful 18th Century print emulating one of Guercino's celebrated drawings.
Trimmed close to the text at the bottom but with no loss.
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