Thomas WORLIDGE (Peterborough 1700 - Hammersmith 1776)
Study of a Man Wearing a Turban
Graphite, with stumping, on vellum.
182 x 144 mm. (7 1/8 x 5 5/8 in.)
The present sheet, like many of Worlidge’s drawings, is inspired by Rembrandt’s paintings and prints of Oriental heads. Such finished drawings were sold as independent works of art, and were popular among the fashionable circles of London and Bath.