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Thomas Worlidge (1700-1766), Painter and etcher

Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Artist associated with 43 portraits
Received his artistic training from Genoese painter Alessandro Grimaldi and engraver Louis-Philippe Boitard. Worlidge's enthusiasm for the work of Rembrandt, which was shared by a number of influential artists in mid-eighteenth-century England, was the dominant force in his life and work. His imitations of Rembrandt in etching and dry point sold quickly and remained popular after his death. Worlidge retained a house in London but spent the winter social season in Bath, painting the portraits of society members. He described himself as a painter, and probably earned his living by painting portraits, however, few paintings by him are now known and he is best remembered for his etchings and mezzotints.

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D4693

Thomas Worlidge

by Thomas Worlidge
etching and drypoint, mid 18th century
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D4692

Thomas Worlidge

by Thomas Worlidge
etching and drypoint, mid 18th century
NPG D4692

D4694

Thomas Worlidge

by Thomas Worlidge
etching and drypoint, mid 18th century
NPG D4694

D36300

Thomas Worlidge

by Thomas Worlidge
etching, 1754
NPG D36300

D4691

Thomas Worlidge

by Thomas Worlidge
etching and drypoint, 1754
NPG D4691

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Art