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Title

John Kersey

circa 1672

Artist

William Faithorne

England

circa 1616 – 1691

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1672
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    engraving
    Dimensions
    26.4 x 18.0 cm platemark; 27.9 x 19.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1987
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    526.1987
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    William Faithorne

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Faithorne returned from exile in Paris around 1652 and set himself up in London as a print publisher and a dealer of artist's materials. He continued to engrave portraits, many of which were commissioned as frontispieces from book publishers. This portrait of the mathematician John Kersey was used as the frontispiece to his 'Elements of Algebra' (1673).

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