Thomas WORLIDGE (Peterborough 1700 - Hammersmith 1776)
Study of a Man With a Headscarf
Graphite, with stumping, and double framing lines in pencil. Signed with the artist’s initials and dated TW 1761 at the upper right.204 x 140 mm. (8 x 5 1/2 in.)ENQUIRE
Unlike much of Thomas Worlidge’s work, which is indebted to the example of Rembrandt, the present sheet - signed and dated 1761 - would appear to have been inspired by similar male heads that appear in the work of the Neapolitan artist Salvator Rosa (1615-1673).