[Bust of Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany]
Etching, platemark 160 x 150mm (6¼ x 6"). Worn impression with small margins
Head of Prince Edward, Duke of York (1739-1767), younger brother of George III of the United Kingdom, the second son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. Admiral and second in command of the Channel Fleet with Earl Howe as his flag captain. He took part in the expedition to Cherbourg in 1758, Quiberon Bay in 1759 and against Manilla in 1761. By Thomas Worlidge (1700-66). Posthumous impression: after Worlidge's death, his prints were republished by his widow with numbers added in the plate corners to correspond with her 1767 sale catalogue of Worlidge prints. This impression postdates that sale, with the number erased. The 'English Rembrandt', Worlidge (1700-66) was a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married.
State ii/ii; W6; D236
[Ref: 32736] £60.00