Thursday, 6 August 2015

Project For the Busts for Queen Carolines Library VIII

The Busts for Queen Caroline's Library in St Jame's Palace, VIII.
Mezzotints by John Faber the Younger, c 1731.
Mezzotints - each bust length in semi-circular niche with titles and dates below. From John Faber the Younger's series of ten plates of English Kings and Queens, from William I to Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.
It is unusual to find print intact as most often the individual portraits were cut from the plate to distribute individually.


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