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Charles XII, King of Sweden

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faber, John the younger (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 14

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, half-length, facing half right, within a plain oval border.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)


early 18th century (printed)


Faber, John the younger (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'was killed by a Shott from ye Citadel of Frederickshall, Decembr: 11th. 1718. Drawne in his Tent a little before his Death. J. Faber Jur. fecit Sold by Tho: Taylor at the Golden Lyon in Fleet Street'
Lettered with name of sitter and


Height: 8.125 in, Width: 6 in

Descriptive line

Print, mezzotint of Charles XII, King of Sweden, engraved by John Faber II, early 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.




Prints; Portraits; Royalty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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