Siamese Priest Attached to the Embassy at the Court of Charles I, 1774

  • William Baillie, English, 1723-1810
  • Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, 1577-1640

Crayon manner engraving printed in black ink on wove paper

  • Plate: 18 × 13 inches (45.7 × 33 cm) Sheet: 22 × 16 1/8 inches (55.9 × 41 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S62

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Crayon manner
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Genre
  • Portrait
  • Priest
  • Engraving (print)
  • Crayon engraving
  • Crayon engraving
  • England

Inscribed, in plate, center top margin: In the Collection of John Barnard Esqr. Inscribed, lower right: Ct. WBaillie f. Inscribed, center bottom margin: A SIAMESE PRIEST. | Arrived at the Court of K. Charles the Ist. as an attendant to the Ambassador of his Nation just as Rubens was | preparing to leave England, however the Eminent Artist found time to make ye above describ'd Drawing. | May 1st, 1774. Inscribed, in pencil, lower left corner: No. 62.

Oct. 1886, sale, (C. A. Henriques). 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

William Baillie; after Peter Paul Rubens, Siamese Priest Attached to the Embassy at the Court of Charles I, 1774, crayon manner engraving printed in black ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S62.