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Print: Baxter CL 230   - This is a half-length oval portrait, set in a sunburst type ‘frame’ which is printed from a colour block rather than from the steel engraved plate. It was taken from a miniature on ivory from a painting by Romney's from 1789. 


Baxter’s 1860 Southgate and Barrett auction Catalogue, which Baxter must have been involved with, states: "This portrait is the only one which has been produced from the last miniature ever painted of this celebrated divine.  The original is in the possession of the Wesleyan Missionary Society and highly prized by that body.  Is highly patronized throughout the world." 


Baxter had a number of personal connections to the Wesleyan Missionary Society and it was most probably one of those people that lent Baxter, or gave him access to, the miniature.  The print was produced from nine blocks, and was originally sold at 1s.


Date: 1858


Size (cm ht x w): 11.3 x 8.9 (full sheet)


State: On full sheet as issued, the oval portrait is surrounded by a ‘suns rays’ type pattern.


Condition: Excellent colours some marks to the border but some of these appear to be under the glaze and possibly from the printing block. The glaze is spotted and in places slightly cracked but this is only visible on close inspection and angled to the light, priced accordingly.

Rev. John Wesley

SKU: 1721

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