Thomas Worlidge. Portrait of William Kenrick. Etching. 1766.
Thomas Worlidge. Portrait of William Kenrick. Etching. 1766.
Thomas Worlidge. Portrait of William Kenrick. Etching. 1766.
Thomas Worlidge. Portrait of William Kenrick. Etching. 1766.
Thomas Worlidge. Portrait of William Kenrick. Etching. 1766.
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Thomas Worlidge. Portrait of William Kenrick. Etching. 1766.

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Artist: Thomas Worlidge (British, 1700-1766), portrait painter and etcher. He copied some of Rembrandt's prints, among them the artist's portrait of himself and the hundred-guelder plate.
TitleHead and shoulders portrait of William Kenrick (British, c. 1725-1779), writer; critic of Dr. Johnson.
Signed in plate "TW", bottom left corner.
Dimensions: Image/plate 3 1/4" x 2 5/8". Sheet 7" x 4 3/4".
Date: 1766.

Materials and Techniques: etching on laid paper.
Provenance:  The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition:  The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Museums and Libraries: The British Museum 1852,0214.230.
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: British School XVIII C.

Note: This entry incorporates text from Wikipedia and the catalog entry of a similar item from the British Museum collection.
- Kenrick's most successful work, reprinted in over 20 editions, was a courtesy book published in 1753 under the title The Whole Duty of a Woman; or, A Guide to the Female Sex, from the Age of Sixteen to Sixty, &c., but the author was simply listed as "A Lady."