[Self-portrait by Thomas Worlidge] 
Etching, 200 x 160mm (8 x 6¼"). Trimmed to plate.
Second state of Worlidge's self-portrait. The plate remained 'unfinished' in subsequent posthumous publications, in which the number '33' was added in the top right corner and finally Worlidge's name was inscribed along the bottom. The 'English Rembrandt', Worlidge (1700-66) 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.
O'D 4; W 33; D 231. BM website (incorrectly) describes this as first state, but impressions exist before any numbers inscribed in top right. See 32597. Ex: Collection Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32573] £230.00