(1700 - 1766)
Thomas Worlidge was active/lived in United Kingdom. Thomas Worlidge is known for portrait painting, miniatures.
Biography Thomas Worlidge
Thomas Worlidge (1700-1766)
A portrait painter and etcher, he was born in Peterborough, Cambs, in 1700, and died in Hammersmith (now London), on September 22, 1766.
Worlidge took drawing lessons from Genoese painter Alessandro Maria Grimaldi (1659-1732), and went to Birmingham c.1736 with Grimaldi's son Alexander where he worked as a glass painter. He married Grimaldi's daughter, Arabella, and moved to London in the mid-1730s. They lived in Covent Garden, London's theater district, and his early works were often theatrical portraits. He made a drawing on vellum of Theophilus Cibber (1735; Windsor Castle, Berks, Royal Col.), a painting of David Garrick as Tancred (c. 1745; London, V&A) and a miniature of t
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