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John Faber Sr (circa 1660-1721), Draughtsman and engraver

Artist associated with 191 portraits
Born in Holland, John Faber came to London in around 1687 and began engraving portraits shortly thereafter. By 1707, he had established a shop near the Savoy in the Strand where he printed and published his own work. Among his more famous mezzotints are portraits of the founders of both Oxford and Cambridge, a set of the heads of the twelve Caesars and twenty-one portraits of the Reformers. Faber's work is noteworthy because he was one of the few mezzotint engravers who often both designed and engraved his plates. His son, John Faber, also became a portrait engraver.

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D9414

Called Queen Margaret of Anjou

by John Faber Sr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
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D9407

Called Queen Margaret of Anjou

by John Faber Sr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th century
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D16278

Elizabeth Woodville

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, late 17th or early 18th century
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D1809

John Duns Scotus

by John Faber Sr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 17th-early 18th century
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D23776

Queen Margaret of Anjou

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D23805

Elizabeth Woodville

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D23882

John de Baliol

probably by John Faber Sr, published by Henry Parker
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D23974

Walter of Merton, Bishop of Rochester

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D23982

John Duns Scotus

by and published by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D24000

William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D24012

Henry Chichele

probably by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24012

D24034

Thomas Rotherham

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D24019

Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D24020

Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint in red, early 18th century
NPG D24020

D24142

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24142

D24143

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
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D24243

Thomas Wolsey

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, probably early 18th century
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D24280

William Smith (Smyth)

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, probably early 18th century
NPG D24280

D24326

Sir Richard Sutton

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24326

D24969

Sir Thomas Pope

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, probably early 18th century
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