[Sir Edward Astley, Bar.t]
Etching, platemark 240 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Good impression with wide margins; foxed; nineteenth century laid paper.
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 (first published by Worlidge's widow) with number added in the plate corner to correspond with her 1767 sale catalogue of Worlidge prints.
State iii/iii; W3; D10
[Ref: 32722] £140.00