[Sir Edward Astley, Bar.t]
Etching, platemark 240 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Good impression; thread margins; two creases (one inconspicuous from printed side, other printer's crease); on laid paper; tipped into album sheet.
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. Lifetime impression before the number '3' added lower left (by Worlidge's widow).
State ii/iii; W3; D10
[Ref: 32723] £190.00