Ninon de Lenclosfrom an Original Picture given by herself to the Countess of Sandwich and by the present Earl of Sandwich to Mr. Walpole 1757
Etching, platemark 165 x 95mm (6½ x 3¾"). Very large margins; on white wove paper.
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 iii/iii; D124.
[Ref: 32950] £45.00