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William Faithorne

(circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman

Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Artist associated with 716 portraits
Apprenticed first to printseller Robert Peake and then to engraver John Payne, Faithorne was captured during the civil wars, imprisoned, and exiled as a royalist. By 1652, Faithorne had returned to London. His close links with the international print trade enabled him to establish his own print shop. In addition to selling prints, he continued to work as a printer and engraver, and published The Art of Graving and Etching in 1662. On the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Faithorne was appointed engraver in copper to the king. One of his sons, also named William Faithorne, was a mezzotint engraver.

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, by William Faithorne, after  Robert Walker - NPG 3624

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

by William Faithorne, after Robert Walker
line engraving, feigned oval
NPG 3624

John Milton, by William Faithorne - NPG 610

John Milton

by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1670
NPG 610

King William I ('the Conqueror'), possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23606

King William I ('the Conqueror')

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23606

King William II ('Rufus'), possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23611

King William II ('Rufus')

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23611

King Stephen, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23625

King Stephen

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23625

King Richard I ('the Lionheart'), possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23633

King Richard I ('the Lionheart')

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23633

King John, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23645

King John

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23645

King Henry III, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23661

King Henry III

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23661

King Edward I ('Longshanks'), possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23674

King Edward I ('Longshanks')

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23674

King Edward III, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23700

King Edward III

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23700

King Richard II, probably by William Faithorne - NPG D23718

King Richard II

probably by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23718

King Edward IV, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23798

King Edward IV

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23798

King Edward V, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23809

King Edward V

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23809

King Richard III, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23822

King Richard III

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23822

King Henry VII, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23849

King Henry VII

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23849

King Edward VI, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D24808

King Edward VI

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D24808

King Henry VIII, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D24165

King Henry VIII

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D24165

Queen Elizabeth I, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D25037

Queen Elizabeth I

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D25037

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, possibly by William Faithorne, printed and published by  Robert Peake the Elder - NPG D25701

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

possibly by William Faithorne, printed and published by Robert Peake the Elder
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25701

Anne of Denmark, possibly by William Faithorne, printed and published by  Robert Peake the Elder - NPG D25726

Anne of Denmark

possibly by William Faithorne, printed and published by Robert Peake the Elder
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25726

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