(England circa 1684 – 02 May 1756)
(Flanders 1577 – 1640)
35.5 x 25.5 cm platemark
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.
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006