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An image of Bust of Seneca by John Faber the Younger, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

John Faber the Younger

(England circa 1684 – 02 May 1756)

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

(Flanders 1577 – 1640)

Title
Bust of Seneca
Alternative title:
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Media category
Print
Materials used
mezzotint
Dimensions

35.5 x 25.5 cm platemark

Credit
Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985
Accession number
384.1985
Location
Not on display
Further information

Faber was born in the Netherlands and moved permanently to London at a young age with his father, the engraver John Faber the Elder. Faber probably based this mezzotint on one of the engravings of antique busts that were executed under Rubens's supervision in the 1630s. The marble bust of Seneca depicted here was in Rubens's own collection.

Exhibition history (1)

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006