Method Mezzotint
Artist John Faber the Younger after Henry Pickering
Published Price 2 shills. Sold by Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square. [c.1750]
Dimensions Image 310 x 249 mm, Plate 355 x 250mm, Sheet 355 x 250mm
Notes One of two plates. These were copied by Houston, as Shepherdess, and Chloe in the Country. The scored lines visible on the print, even on the unlettered state, suggest that a cancelled plate was re-used.

The printmaker and publisher John Faber the Younger(c.1695 - 1756), was the son of the portrait miniaturist and mezzotinter John Faber, (and was known as John Faber Junior until the death of his father in 1721). 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.

Henry Pickering (d.1771), was a portrait painter active between 1700 and 1720.

Chaloner Smith 417a i/ii, Lennox-Boyd ii/iv

Ex. Col.: Mrs E. Hamilton's collection stamp on verso & Hon. Chrisopher Lennox-Boyd.

Condition: Trimmed to plate.
Framing unmounted
Price £325.00
Stock ID 26964