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FACCIUS, George Sigmund or John Gottleib, after a drawing by Thomas KERRICH (1748–1828)
EDWARD WARING.

FACCIUS, George Sigmund or John Gottleib, after a drawing by Thomas KERRICH (1748–1828)

Edwardus Waring, M.D. F.R.S. Olim Matheseos Professor Lucasianum apud Cantabrigienses, et Collegii Sanctae Mariae Magdalenae Socius

London: , c. 1750
Stipple engraved portrait, image 288 x 185mm; trimmed to platemark, 322 x 227mm. Light marginal soiling.
Bibliography: Wellcome 3113.1; Driver p. 170 no. 1.
£400

Edward Waring (1736–1798), Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Doctor of Medicine was a noted algebraist. The artist Thomas Kerrich was a cleric and antiquary as well as a talented draughtsman who later became one of the earliest lithographers. Born in Germany, the Facius brothers studied engraving in Brussels. They were particularly known for their stipple engraved portraits as well as decorative, religious and mythological subjects. They moved to London in 1776 to work for the publisher John Boydell.