Artist William Baillie, English, 1723-1810
Artist after Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, 1577-1640
  • Siamese Priest Attached to the Embassy at the Court of Charles I
Date 1774
Medium crayon manner engraving printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Plate: 18 × 13 inches (45.7 × 33 cm)
Sheet: 22 × 16 1/8 inches (55.9 × 41 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S62
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions 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)