[London: J. Bowles, c.1770.]
Mezzotint with etching on thin laid paper, heavily reworked, painter's name erased. Image 315 x 250mm, 12½ x 9¾". Trimmed within plate. One crease.
Portrait of Mrs Brooke, actress, wife of James Brooke, who trained as an engraver and was afterwards associated with the stage. Seated at a writing desk, arms folded in her lap with a miniature portrait of a gentleman in her right hand and a fan in the other; she wears a mantilla cape, a dress with fanned lace sleeves, and crescent hat. On the table is an inkstand, quills and papers. Prominent beauty patch on right temple. After Thomas Worlidge (1700 - 1766).
Chaloner Smith 3 (undescribed state).
[Ref: 23503] £130.00