Sir Bernard Astley.
[published by T & H Rodd, 1827]
Etching, plate 165 x 132mm (6½ x 5¼"). Small margins.
Sir Bernard Astley (d.1645) was a Royalist who fell at Bristol; he was the son of Jacob Astley. Portrait study by Thomas Worlidge (1700 - 1766), 'the English Rembrandt' and a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married. This plate was seemingly not offered for sale in Mary Worlidge's 1767 sale of Worlidge prints. This impression is from a 19th century republication.
State ii/ii; D8; Ex collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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