Walter Baker by Worlidge [ms]
Etching, platemark 200 x 155mm (8 x 6"). Fine impression; slight stains.
Portrait by Thomas Worlidge (1700-66), 'the English Rembrandt' and a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married. Lifetime impression before Worlidge's widow Mary issued new impressions in 1767 with number '61' added top right to correspond with the catalogue of his prints she produced. Dack reproduces an impression of this print with the following inscription in ms: 'This Portrait of Walter Baker (M.D. so created by himself) Painter, Designed & Etched by Thomas Worlidge Painter in the Little Piazza Covent Garden'.
State i/ii; W61; D15; O'D incorrectly identifies this as a portrait of scientist Henry Baker, F.R.S.
[Ref: 32864] £260.00