© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Faber Jr Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1731
7 3/8 in. x 5 in. (186 mm x 128 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- King John (1167-1216), Reigned 1199-1216. Sitter associated with 29 portraits.
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
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