[Ottomans] Hamet, companion to Mahomet. Taken Prisoner, & Escaped with him.8.
Etching with drypoint, small margins. 190 x 140mm. 7½ x 5½". Fine. Very slight foxmarks in upper left.
Hamet (18th century) was a companion to Mahomet, a Turkish merchant; they were both taken prisoner in Malta but escaped in a Dutch vessel. By Thomas Worlidge (1700-1766), portrait painter and etcher. 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 additional numbers in the corners. This is a lifetime impression before the number '67' was added in reverse in the lower left corner.
W66 D96. Ex: Collection of the Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32590] £220.00