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Title

Bust of Seneca


Artists

John Faber the Younger

England

circa 1684 - 02 May 1756

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Flanders

1577 - 1640


About

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.


Details


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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

384.1985


Artist information

John Faber the Younger

Works in the collection

4

Artist information

after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history