Thursday, April 25, 2024

17C Mythical Goddess Flora by William Faithorne c 1656-1701

Goddess Flora  by William Faithorne c 1656-1701. William Faithorne the Younger (1656–c.1701) was an English mezzotint engraver. He was born in London, the eldest son of William Faithorne the Elder. The prints reach into the reign Queen Anne; moreover his earlier pieces are inscribed "W. Faithorne, junior". The exact year of his death is unknown; it is said, he was buried in St. Martin's Churchyard, from the house of "Mr. Will. Copper in Half Moon Street, Covent Garden."