Mademoiselle Ninon de Lenclos [ms].
Etching, platemark 165 x 95mm (6½ x 3¾"). Very good impression; small margins; proof before letters.
Anne 'Ninon' de Lenclos (1620-1705), French author, courtesan, freethinker and patron of the arts. Portrait study by Thomas Worlidge Senior (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.
State i/iii; D124; Ex collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32946] £220.00