[Sir Edward Astley, Bar.t]
Etching, platemark 240 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Trimmed to platemark except for wide bottom margin; creases; small hole top right; on laid paper with watermark.
Portrait of Edward Astley (1729-1802) as Rembrandt's Burgomaster Jan Six (from his famous print). Etched by Thomas Worlidge (1700-66), 'the English Rembrandt'. Astley was a major print collector who assembled a very fine collection of Rembrandt prints. Posthumous state published by Worlidge's widow with numbers added in the plate corners to correspond with her 1767 sale catalogue of Worlidge prints.
State iii/iii; W3; D10
[Ref: 32721] £90.00