Sr. Watkin Williams Wynn Bart.

Method Mezzotint
Artist John Faber the Younger after Thomas Hudson
Published Price 2 Shillg. Sold by Faber at the Golden Head Bloomsbury Square. [c.1730]
Dimensions Image 307 x 252 mm, Plate 355 x 255 mm, Sheet 366 x 268 mm
Notes Chaloner Smith 399.i/ii, Lennox-Boyd state i/ii State before Faber's address altered to Ryall's. O'Donoghue 3, Sharpe 669

Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 3rd Baronet (1692-1749) was a Welsh politician and prominent Jacobite.

John Faber the Younger (c.1684-1756) was the son of John Faber (and known as John Faber Junior until the death of his father in 1721). Born in Amsterdam, he moved to England in around 1698, and learned drawing and mezzotint engraving from his father. He also attended the academy in St. Martin's Lane. He became a 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 completed forty-two mezzotints after portraits of Thomas Hudson, and fifteen after Allan Ramsay. He also made mezzotints 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.

Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd

Condition: Small creases to upper and lower left corners of sheet. Creases to centre left and right of image.
Framing unmounted
Price £300.00
Stock ID 33819