Portrait of a man dressed in furs

Thomas Worlidge British

Not on view

A portraitist and etcher known for working in the style of Rembrandt, Worlidge was also a skilled draftsman. This subject appears "in character," wearing 17th-century costume and adopting a genial expression and informal pose that a possible friendship with the artist. Small portraits made by delicately applying graphite to vellum were a type perfected in Holland that later became popular in England after William III (William of Orange), assumed the British throne in 1688.

Portrait of a man dressed in furs, Thomas Worlidge (British, Peterborough 1700–1766 Hammersmith), Graphite on vellum

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