[George II in profile]The Portrait of King George the 2d. / Painted Designed & Etched by Thomas Worlidge Portrait Painter in the Little Piazza Covent Garden [in early ms verso]
Etching on laid paper, sheet 195 x 145mm (7¾ x 5¾"). Trimmed inside platemark
Early state (between BM i and ii) of the portrait of George II by Thomas Worlidge (1700-66). Various 18th century portraits of George II derive from this image. Born in Peterborough, Worlidge, 'the English Rembrandt', 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 added numbers in the top right corner.
O'D 48. W40; D81. Ex: Collection Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32575] £240.00