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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

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    John Faber the Younger

    Works in the collection

    4

    Artist information
    after Sir Peter Paul Rubens

    Works in the collection

    9

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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