[A boy's head.] [1 top left corner]
Etching, sheet 120 x 90mm (4¾ x 3½"). Trimmed inside platemark. Signed 'J.B.' verso for John Barnard (Lugt 1419).
Study of a head, by Thomas Worlidge (1700-66). The 'English Rembrandt', Worlidge was a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married. Lifetime impression before number '11' added by Worlidge's widow in her posthumous sale of his prints. From John Barnard (1709-84), print-collector and one of the foremost connoisseurs of his day.
State ii/iv; W11; D29
[Ref: 32741] £180.00