Etching, sheet 420 x 220mm (16½ x 8½"). Trimmed inside platemark; paper tone and crease bottom left; some stains. Unfinished proof with label reading 'this drawing was in the studio portfolio of Messrs Worlidge & Barker'. Laid on blue sugar paper.
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 ii/iv; D56
[Ref: 33064] £350.00