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DAC Collection Artist Information

William Faithorne, the elder

English engraver and author

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Important 17th-century English engraver, especially noted for his portrait heads. He made engravings of other artists' paintings as well as from his own drawings. He published "The Art of Graving and Etching" in 1662 and fought as a Royalist in the Civil War. He probably taught Thomas Hill, John Fillian, and his son William the Younger.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115446.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to William Faithorne, the elder:

William Faithorne the Elder after William Dobson Portrait of Prince Rupert, Prince Elector Palatine, ca. 1645-1646 Engraving on laid paper
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