|John Faber the Younger after Thomas Hudson
|Sold by J. Faber at ye Golden head ye South side of Bloomsbury Square. [n.d. c. 1731-33]
|Image 312 x 241 mm, Sheet 352 x 245 mm
A portrait of artist of Samuel Scott. Scott is seen contrapposto, leaning on the back of a chair. He is looking directly at the viewer over his right shoulder, his arms are crossed and he holds a drawing depicting a ship. Scott wears a montero cap, frequently worn by artists in this period. To the right is a small table which has a painters palette and brushes.
Samuel Scott (1702 - 1772) was a British painter. Most known for his works of landscapes and seascapes, Scott was also a maritime artist painting ships and men-of-war.
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 319 ii/ii, O' Donoghue 1, Lennox-Boyd ii/ii
Condition: Some surface rubbing. Areas of thinning to top of sheet. Wear to corners and edges. Small repaired tear to left sheet edge.