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Thomas Weston (active ca.1723), mathematician, mastser of the Academy at Greenwich

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (engraved)

  • Date:

    1723 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faber, John the younger (mezzotinter)
    Dahl, Michael, born 1659 - died 1743 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint engraving print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Sir Ambrose Heal

  • Museum number:

    E.879-1965

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 64

Physical description

Mezzotint engraving of Thomas Weston (active c.1723), mathematician, master of the Academy at Greenwich. Portrait, three-quarter-length, full face, wearing a striped gown, seated at a table upon which are a dissected cone, mathematical instruments and an inkwell. Frontispiece to his A Copy Book, [London], 1726. Lettered with name of sitter and M Dahl pinx: John Faber fecit 1723.

Place of Origin

London (engraved)

Date

1723 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Faber, John the younger (mezzotinter)
Dahl, Michael, born 1659 - died 1743 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with name of sitter

'M Dahl pinx: John Faber fecit 1723.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 35.5 cm, Width: 25 cm

Object history note

BM:P:1; J.C.S.379; Heal pp.114, 115, 178 and Pl.21

Frontispiece to his A Copy Book, London, 1726.

Descriptive line

Mezzotint engraving by John Faber II (ca.1684-1756) after a painting by M Dahl. Portrait of Thomas Weston (active c.1723), mathematician, master of the Academy at Greenwich. Three-quarter-length, full face, wearing a striped gown. Frontispiece to his A Copy Book, London, 1726. Lettered with name of sitter, artist, engraver and dated.

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

The full text of the entry is as follows:

'FABER, John, II (c.1684-1756)

[…]

Thomas Weston (active c.1723), mathematician, master of the
Academy at Greenwich. Portrait, three-quarter-length, full face,
wearing a striped gown, seated at a table upon which are a dissected
cone, mathematical instruments and an inkwell. (BM:P:1;
J.C.S.379; Heal pp.114, 115, 178 and Pl.21) Frontispiece to his
A Copy Book, [London], 1726.
Lettered with name of sitter and M Dahl pinx: John Faber fecit 1723.
Mezzotint. 14 x 9 7/8 (35.5 x 25)

E.879-1965

Bequeathed by Sir Ambrose Heal'

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1965.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Mezzotint

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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