[Man in fur-trimmed gown.]
Etching with aquatint, sheet 160 x 125mm (6¼ x 5"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Interesting posthumous impression of an etching by Thomas Worlidge (1700-66). Worlidge etched this plate in 1751 without aquatint, which had not been used in England at the time. After Worlidge's death, his plates were sold at auction and Robert Pollard published this impression in 1790, presumably after having the aquatint added to capitalise on the widespread use of the medium in the late 18th century. Born in Peterborough, Worlidge was a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married. His widow issued his plates in 1766 and 1767 afater his death with the numbers in the corners, but very few impressions were issued and sold by Worlidge during his lifetime.
for the first state of this print see ref. 32591. W 121; D 205. Ex: Collection Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32568] £95.00