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Title

John Kersey

circa 1672


Artist

William Faithorne

England

circa 1616 - 1691


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).


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


Artist information

William Faithorne

Works in the collection

2