William Baillie

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Baillie, William, Captain, an amateur engraver of some note, was born in Ireland in 1736. He passed the early part of his life in the army, from which he retired with the rank of Captain of Cavalry. Thenceforward he devoted him self to the arts, and was for many years considered one of the most enlightened connoisseurs of his time. His best productions are those executed in the style of Rembrandt. Bryan's Dictionary gives a list of his principal plates.

Sources

277. Painters and Engravers, Dictionary of: Michael Bryan: Edited by George Stanley. London, 1873.

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