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Goldweigher, 17th century Featured William Baillie Print

Goldweigher, 17th century

Goldweigher. 17th-century artwork of a goldweigher, with a balance and accounts book, handing a bag of weighed gold to a kneeling assistant. This etching is by the Irish engraver William Baillie (1723-1792). It is based on a 1639 etching by the Dutch artist Rembrandt (1606-1669), in which he depicted Jan Uytenbogaert (1608-1680), Holland's Receiver-General (chief tax collector). The caption for this engraving (not shown) reads: Scilicet improbae crescunt divitiae'. This Latin quote on the inevitability and immorality of the growth of wealth is from the Odes of the 1st-century BC Roman poet Horace