An image of John Kersey

William Faithorne

(England circa 1616 – 1691)

John Kersey

Location
Not on display
Further information

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).

Year
circa 1672
Media
Print
Medium
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
Accession number
526.1987