Sir William Thomson (1678-1739) judge

  • About the artist
    John Faber I was born at The Hague and worked as a portrait miniaturist in the Netherlands until at least 1696. By 1698 he had settled in London. He began to experiment with mezzotint engraving and, by 1707, established a printselling business in the Strand. Faber produced a wide range of engraved portraits, including those of clergy and Jacobites, and four portraits of Charles I. He also made series of portraits such as ‘Twelve Ancient Philosophers’, after Rubens. From 1711 to 1712 he collaborated with engraver George Vertue on a project to engrave portraits in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and he later made a series of founders of Oxford and Cambridge colleges. His son was engraver John Faber (c.1695-1756). He died in Bristol, aged c.61.
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    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Sir William Thomson (1678-1739) judge
    Date
    1739
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs Dorothy Lane, February 1958
    Inscription
    in ink to left of publication lettering: lories [?] 2s
    GAC number
    3989