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ID: 500115446
 
Record Type: Person
Faithorne, William, the elder (English engraver and author, ca. 1616-1691)

Note: Important 17th-century English engraver, especially noted for his portrait heads. He made engravings of other artists' paintings as well as from his own drawings. He published "The Art of Graving and Etching" in 1662 and fought as a Royalist in the Civil War. He probably taught Thomas Hill, John Fillian, and his son William the Younger.

Names:
Faithorne, William, the elder (preferred,V,index)
William Faithorne the Elder (V,display)
Faithorne, William (V)
Faithorne the Elder, William (V)
Faithorne, William,The Elder (V)
William Faithorne The Elder (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
printmaker
engraver (printmaker)
portraitist
draftsman
author

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   France (Europe) (nation)
active:   London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
parent of ....  Faithorne, William, the younger  
................  (English mezzotinter, 1656-ca. 1701) [500073448]
teacher of ....  Faithorne, William, the younger  
..................  (English mezzotinter, 1656-ca. 1701) [500073448]
teacher of ....  Fillian, John  
..................  (British engraver, active 1658, died ca. 1680) [500026806]
teacher of ....  Hill, Thomas  
..................  (English painter, ca. 1661-1734) [500027745]
worked with ....  Smith, John  
....................  (English printmaker, 1652 or 1654-1742) [500006468]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Faithorne, William, the elder (I)

Biographies:
(English engraver and author, ca. 1616-1691) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British artist, 1616-1691) ..... [WCP]
(British, ca.1616-1691) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British artist, 1616-1691) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, 1616-1691) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(English engraver, 1616-1691) ..... [Grove Art]

Sources and Contributors:
Faithorne the Elder, William ........ [WCP Preferred]
.......................................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
Faithorne, William ........ [GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP, WCI Preferred]
......................................  British Museum Catalogue of British Drawings (1960)
......................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
......................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 175
Faithorne, William, the elder ........ [VP Preferred]
........................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Faithorne, William,The Elder ........ [WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................................................  Witt Library, Authority files
William Faithorne the Elder ........ [VP]
.....................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
William Faithorne The Elder ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
......................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [GRLPSC, Grove Art, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  British Museum Catalogue of British Drawings (1960)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 23 June 2004
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 175
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 24 June 2004
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