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John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter

Artist associated with 816 portraits
John Faber Jr., the son of John Faber, also an engraver, was born in Amsterdam. His family settled in England and he learned drawing and mezzotint engraving from his father before enrolling at the academy in St Martin's Lane founded by Louis Cheron and John Vanderbank. A prolific portraitist, Faber became a well-respected engraver of portraits. Sir Godfrey Kneller and Peter Lely had him make prints after their works. He is best remembered for his forty-seven plates of members of the Kit-Kat Club after Kneller and a series of twelve portraits entitled Beauties of Hampton Court.

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4122

Thomas Haselden

after an engraving by John Faber Jr
ink and wash, feigned oval, (1740)
NPG 4122

D9140

Princess Caroline Elizabeth

by John Faber Jr, after Hans Hysing
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D9140

D32902

Princess Caroline Elizabeth

by John Faber Jr, after Hans Hysing
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D32902

D783

Robert Boyle

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, (circa 1689-1690)
NPG D783

D784

Robert Boyle

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, (circa 1689-1690)
NPG D784

D36571

Mary Capel (née Bentinck), Countess of Essex

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1690-1691)
NPG D36571

D36572

Mary Capel (née Bentinck), Countess of Essex

by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1690-1691)
NPG D36572

D1873

Mary Capel (née Bentinck), Countess of Essex

by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1690-1691)
NPG D1873

D1997

Philip Frowde

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint
NPG D1997

D24140

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Jr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24140

D26975

John Selden

by John Faber Jr, printed and sold by Timothy Jordan, printed and sold by Thomas Bakewell
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D26975

D30346

Robert Boyle

by John Faber Jr, published by Thomas Bowles Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D30346

D31326

Dodington Montagu (née Greville), Duchess of Manchester

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D31326

D31351

Margaret Jones (née Cecil), Countess of Ranelagh

by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D31351

D31360

John Gale

by John Faber Jr, sold by John King
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D31360

D27425

Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, published by John Smith
mezzotint, early to mid 18th century
NPG D27425

D27535

Sir Charles Wager

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Isaac Whood
mezzotint, early to mid 18th century
NPG D27535

D27625

John Shaw

by John Faber Jr, after John Ellys
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D27625

D34682

John Dart

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D34682

D10628

King Charles I

by John Faber Jr, after Edward Bower
mezzotint, early 18th century (1649)
NPG D10628

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