Etching, sheet 405 x 205mm (16 x 8"). Trimmed inside platemark; crudely repaired tear upper right. Early unfinished proof with label reading 'this drawing was in the studio portfolio of Messrs Worlidge & Barker'.
A striking statue of Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), Roman orator made consul in 63 BC., holding a scroll in his left hand at waist level, another object in his right. Based on one of the ancient Greek and Roman statues from the collection of the Countess of Pomfret, which formerly belonged to the Earl of Arundel before later being passed to the University of Oxford. By Thomas Worlidge (1700 - 1766).
State i/iv; D56
[Ref: 33063] £350.00