by William Faithorne
etching and line engraving, published 1675
12 5/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (320 mm x 193 mm) plate size; 13 7/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (354 mm x 222 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1868
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- William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 720 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
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