By Peter S. Forsaith
The face of John Wesley (1703–91), the Methodist chief, grew to become some of the most widespread photographs within the English-speaking and transatlantic worlds during the overdue eighteenth and 19th centuries. After the dozen or so painted graphics made in the course of his lifetime got here numbers of posthumous pix and moralising ‘scene paintings’, and hundreds of thousands of diversifications of prints. It used to be calculated that six million copies have been produced of 1 print by myself – an 1827 portrait via John Jackson R.A. as frontispiece for a hymn book.
Illustrated by way of approximately 100 photos, many in color, with a accomplished appendix directory identified Wesley photos, this e-book deals a much-needed finished and demanding survey of 1 of the main influential non secular and public figures of eighteenth-century Britain. along with chapters on graphics from the existence and after, scene work and prints, it explores points of Wesley’s (and Methodism’s) attitudes to paintings, and the character cult which collected round Wesley as Methodism multiplied globally. will probably be of curiosity to paintings historians as a therapy of anyone sitter and topic, in addition to to students engaged in Wesley and Methodist stories. it's also major for the sphere of fabric reviews, given the unfold and use of the picture, on artefacts in addition to on paper.
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Image, Identity and John Wesley: A Study in Portraiture (Routledge Methodist Studies Series) by Peter S. Forsaith