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By Peter S. Forsaith

The face of John Wesley (1703–91), the Methodist chief, grew to become essentially the most commonly used photos within the English-speaking and transatlantic worlds during the overdue eighteenth and 19th centuries. After the dozen or so painted images made in the course of his lifetime got here numbers of posthumous pictures and moralising ‘scene paintings’, and thousands of adaptations of prints. It used to be calculated that six million copies have been produced of 1 print on my own – an 1827 portrait by means of John Jackson R.A. as frontispiece for a hymn book.



Illustrated by means of approximately 100 photos, many in color, with a accomplished appendix directory identified Wesley pictures, this booklet deals a much-needed finished and important survey of 1 of the main influential spiritual and public figures of eighteenth-century Britain. along with chapters on graphics from the lifestyles and after, scene work and prints, it explores elements of Wesley’s (and Methodism’s) attitudes to artwork, and the character cult which accumulated round Wesley as Methodism elevated globally. will probably be of curiosity to paintings historians as a remedy of somebody sitter and topic, in addition to to students engaged in Wesley and Methodist experiences. it's also major for the sphere of fabric reports, given the unfold and use of the picture, on artefacts in addition to on paper.

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