|Artist||Charles Corbutt [Richard Purcell] after Thomas Worlidge|
|Dimensions||Image 133 x 111 mm, Sheet 144 x 113 mm|
Portrait of Mrs Brooke or "Brooks", who was the wife of the engraver James Brooke. She left him to become an actress in Edinburgh and Norwich.
Corbutt was a pseudonym used by the Irish engraver Richard Purcell when plagarising the work of others, usually for the publisher Robert Sayer.
Thomas Worlidge (1700-1766) was a British portrait painter and etcher. Born in Peterborough, he was a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married. He was also a pupil of Boitard. He had premises in London at 'the little Piazza, the Corner of James Street, Covent Garden', 'the great Piazza, Covent Garden', and Great Queen Street. He later taught his nephew William Grimaldi.
Chaloner Smith 9a (a&c), O'Donoghue 2, Lennox - Boyd i/i
Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
Condition: Trimmed to plate mark at top and sides, trimmed to below title at bottom.