[Head of Cleopatra.]
Etching, platemark 65 x 50mm (2½ x 2"). Good impression; margins.
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 '108' added upper left to correspond with the catalogue of his prints she produced (in which she listed this print as 'head of Cleopatra').
State ii/iii; W108; D58.
[Ref: 32914] £180.00