A plumbago miniature of a young girl

Artist/Maker THOMAS WORLIDGE (1700-1766)
Dimensions 44.00mm high   
Description A plumbago portrait miniature of a Lady wearing decollete dress with ribbon bow on the sleeve, frilled lace collar, jewel at her corsage in gilt metal frame

Thomas Worlidge was a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi (1659-1732, 6th Marquess, an artist from Genoa, from whose family W. Grimaldi was descended. Thomas practised portrait painting in Bath and later settled in London. He painted miniatures and executed portraits in pastel and oil as well as small finished portraits in black-lead as is this a fine example. Worlidge has been described as being hot tempered, gluttonous and extravagant and is said to have had 32 children. There are two pencil portraits in H.M. the Queen' s collection and a pencil portrait of George II in the National Portrait Gallery
Medium plumbago on parchment
Condition good
Ref No. 2498
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