From a drawing by Molyn in the collection of the earl of Bute.
Softground etching on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 38,3 x 28,3 cm. Image size: 32,2 x 22,6 cm.
Dated 1774. Ref: Ref: Meyer 88.
Made by W. Baillie after Pieter de Molyn. William Baillie (1723-1810) was an Irish printmaker and art dealer. He retired in 1761 from the army. His earliest dated print, a portrait of John Golding is from 1753. Many of his prints reproduce Dutch 17th-century drawings or paintings in his own, or aristocratic collections. He also specialized in prints of Rembrandt’s graphic works. Baillie owned and reworked the Rembrandt copperplate for the “Hundertguilder”print. Pieter Molijn (1595-1661) was a pupil of Esaias van de Velde. He was the tutor of many dutch painters and specialised in landscapes.
Condition: Good, given age. Light vertical crease left part, hardly visible. Paper slightly cracked at bottom plate edge from printing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: LANDSCAPE-COW HERD-CATTLE