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William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman

Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Artist associated with 714 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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3624

Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron

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

610

John Milton

by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1670
NPG 610

D23606

King William I ('the Conqueror')

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

D23611

King William II ('Rufus')

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

D23625

King Stephen

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

D23633

King Richard I ('the Lionheart')

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

D23645

King John

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

D23661

King Henry III

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

D23674

King Edward I ('Longshanks')

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

D23700

King Edward III

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

D23718

King Richard II

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

D23798

King Edward IV

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

D23809

King Edward V

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

D23822

King Richard III

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

D23849

King Henry VII

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

D24808

King Edward VI

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

D24165

King Henry VIII

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

D25037

Queen Elizabeth I

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

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

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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