1 of 5 portraits of Thomas Worlidge
by Thomas Worlidge
etching and drypoint, mid 18th century
10 1/2 in. x 7 1/4 in. (266 mm x 184 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Thomas Worlidge (1700-1766), Painter and etcher. Sitter associated with 5 portraits, Artist associated with 43 portraits.
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- Thomas Worlidge (1700-1766), Painter and etcher. Artist associated with 43 portraits, Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
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