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John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
after C.A. V. Francken, active ca. 1754–1766, Dutch
Published by Edward Cooper, active 1682 –died 1725, British

His Royal Highness Prince Frederick

between 1716 and 1725
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 13 3/4 × 9 3/4 inches (34.9 × 24.8 cm) and Image: 11 5/8 × 9 5/8 inches (29.5 × 24.4 cm)

Inscribed in brown ink, on back, upper left: "V[...]ith | 5-5048."; in graphite, on back, upper center: "See Mary Wortley Montague's letters"; in black ink, on back, lower left: "ht"; in graphite, on back, lower left: "e + 6"; in orange chalk, on back, lower right: "788"; in graphite, on back, lower right: "14-"; in brown ink, on back, lower right: "48004"

unidentified collector's stamp, in black ink, on back, center left: "SHI2(?)"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Done from an Original Picture at St. James's"; lower center: "His Royal Highness Prince Frederick | Only Son to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales Install'd Knight | of the most Noble Order of the Garter at Hanover Decembr. the 24th, 1716. | Franken ad Vivum pinx. | Sold by E. Cooper at ye 3 pigeons in Bedford Street Covent Garden."; lower right: "Cum privilegio Regis I. Faber Iunr. fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of John Hay Whitney, Yale BA 1926, Yale MA (HON.) 1956, transfer from the Yale University Library and the Yale University Art Gallery
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bows (costume accessories) | boy | cape | chain | child | cloak | coat of arms | costume | cravat | crest | curls | lace | livery collar | portrait | prince | robe | royalty | sash | shield | The Most Noble Order of the Garter
Associated People:
Frederick Lewis, prince of Wales (1707–1751)
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