RICHARD GOMELDON - BY WILLIAM FAITHORNE JNR, AFTER JOHANN KERSEBOOM.
Early 18th century mezzotint portrait of Mr Richard Gomeldon ready to hang in its antique wooden frame with carved gilt slip. Initially supposed as a jeweller, it later appeared that Richard Gomeldon was a musician, however this does not disprove initial suppositions that he may have also been a dancing-master.
Johann Kerseboom, nephew of painter Frederick Kerseboom, was a German painter. During the 1680’s Kerseboom travelled to England with Frederick where he developed his own practice. A number of his portraits were engraved in mezzotint including that of Richard Gomeldon, by John Smith and William Faithorne.
English mezzotint engraver, William Faithorne (1656-c.1701) was the eldest son of painter and engraver William Faithorne the Elder. There are forty-three plates known to have been engraved by him during his life,.
Mezzotint. Framed: 42.5 cm x 33 cm / 17 in. x 13 in. Sheet : 35 cm x 27 cm/ 14 in. x 10 1/8 in. Executed 1733
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