Thomas Worlidge

5 intaglio engravings with accompanying letter, 1765 from Mr Worlidge of Bath, 1765

Overall frame dimensions 85 x 72cm.

Thomas Worlidge, English painter and etcher. He took drawing lessons from the Genoese painter Alessandro Maria Grimaldi (1659-1732), and with Grimaldi's son Alexander (1714-1800).Around 1736 he set up home in Birmingham, where he worked as a glass painter. He married Grimaldi's daughter, Arabella, and moved to London in the mid-1730s. He lived in Covent Garden and while there became acquainted with the engraver Louis Pierre Boitard (d. 1758). At some point after he must have relocated to Bath where he produced these wonderful engravings.