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Paul Brewster   Link to this

L&M: William Faithorne, sen., draughtsman, engraver and print seller, from whom Pepys later made many purchases.

Wheatley: William Faithorne the elder, engraver and portrait painter, born in London in 1616. On the outbreak of the Civil War he took up arms for the King, and was confined for a time in Aldersgate as a prisoner of war. He was banished for refusing to take the oath to Oliver Cromwell, but obtained permission to return to England in 1650, when he settled at the sign of the Drake, outside Temple Bar. About 1680 he went to Printing House Yard, Blackfriars, and died May 1691.

vicenzo   Link to this

from JWB Look at this Faithorne:

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FAITHORNE (William), an ingenious English painter, that flourished in the 17th century. After the civil wars broke out, he went into the army; when being taken prisoner in Basinghouse, and refusing to take the oaths to Oliver, he was banished into France. He studied several years under the famous Champagne, and arrived to very great perfection in correctness of drawing. He was also a great proficient in graving, as likewise in painting, especially in miniature, of which there are many specimens now extant in England. He died in Black-Friars in 1691, when he was near 75 years of age. He wrote a book, "Upon Drawing, Graving, and Etching," for which he was celebrated by his friend Flatman the poet. William Faithorne the son, who performed chiefly in mezzotinto, has often been consounded with his father.
---A New and general biographical dictionary. 1795.

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