Miss Hudson

Method Mezzotint
Artist John Faber the Younger after Thomas Hudson
Published [c.1745-1750]
Dimensions Image 348 x 248 mm, Plate 353 x 250 mm, Sheet 355 x 253 mm
Notes A full-length portrait of Miss Hudson, the artist's daughter. Miss Hudson is seen standing, facing forward looking directly at the viewer. She is stood on a balcony over looking a wooded area. Miss Hudson is wearing a feathered slanted cap, a billowing dress, which is decorated with a string of pearls and flowers on the bodice. Her arms are crossed in front of her, her right hand holding an ostrich feather. A large urn sits upon a pedestal to the right of Miss Hudson and a small pug-like dog is on the right, obediently looking up at its owner.

John Faber the Younger (c.1695 - 1756), was the son of the portrait miniaturist and mezzotinter John Faber. Born in Amsterdam, Faber moved to England around 1698 and learned drawing and mezzotint engraving from his father; attending the academy in St. Martin's Lane. He soon became the leading mezzotint engraver of his day, engraving two series after Godfrey Kneller - twelve Hampton Court Beauties (1727) and forty-seven portraits of members of the Kit-Cat Club (1735). He also completed forty-two mezzotints after portraits of Thomas Hudson, fifteen after Allan Ramsay, and several after Philip Mercier's paintings.

Thomas Hudson (1701-1779) was a British portrait painter and collector of Old Master drawings. Born in Devon, he was a pupil of Richardson, whose daughter he married in 1725. He was active in the West Country and London between 1730 and 1740. His draperies were frequently painted by Joseph Van Aken, who also worked for Ramsay and Pickering. Reynolds was his apprentice between 1740 and 1743. He also taught Wright of Derby and Mortimer. He visited France and the Netherlands in 1748, and visited Italy briefly with Roubiliac in 1752. He exhibited with the Society of Artists in 1761 and 1766.

Chaloner Smith 197 i/i, O'Donoghue 1, NPG D3120

Condition: Thread margins, wear to image, creasing and surface abrasion.
Framing unmounted
Price £150.00
Stock ID 46808