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FABER, John, the younger (1684–1756) after a painting by John VANDERBANK (1694–1739)
NICOLAUS SANDERSON

FABER, John, the younger (1684–1756) after a painting by John VANDERBANK (1694–1739)

Nicolaus Sandersonus. A.M. Matheseos professor Cantabrigiae & R.S.S. J. Vanderbanck pinxt. Ano. 1719 pro Martino Folkes, Armo. Cui hanc tabulam humillimè D.D.D. Price 2 Shill. Johannes Faber

London: Price 2 Shill. Sold by Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square, c. 1740
Single sheet mezzotint portrait, image and platemark 350 x 250mm; sheet 410 x 309mm. A good strong impression.
Bibliography: Goodison Cambridge Portraits 30; Driver p. 144 no. 1; Chaloner Smith 316; see NPG D4164.
£650

This fine mezzotint was executed around 1740, at the time of the posthumous publication of Saunderson’s Algebra. Since the book was published for the benefit of his widow, she probably also had the profits from the sale of the mezzotint. John Faber was a prolific artist and master of mezzotint. ‘His works are especially important, as so extensively illustrating the portrait art of England, between the time of Kneller and that of Reynolds’ (Chaloner Smith p. 300).
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