[Head after Rembrandt]
Etching, sheet 80 x 65mm (3 x 2½"). Fine impression; trimmed on platemark; 'J.B.' (for John Barnard) verso; mark on right.
Portrait study by Thomas Worlidge Senior (1700 - 1766), '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 the number '99' added top right to correspond with the catalogue of his prints she produced (in her catalogue this print is listed as 'head after Rembrandt'). From the Collection of John Barnard (1709-84), print-collector and one of the foremost connoisseurs of his day.
State i/iii; W99; D160.
[Ref: 32900] £280.00