[Old man with a white beard]
Etching with very large margins, with Collector's mark at bottom; platemark 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5").
Posthumous impression of an etching by Thomas Worlidge. Worlidge etched his plate in the 1750s (before aquatint was used in England), but Robert Pollard republished several of Worlidge's plates in 1790 with aquatint which he presumably added to take advantage of the popularity of the medium at that time. Born in Peterborough, Worlidge was a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married.
For impression before aquatint see ref. 32571. Ex: Collection of the Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32603] £140.00