Joh Wesley, Image and Identity Hardback

A Study in Portraiture, Personality and Religion

by Peter S. Forsaith;

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Joh Wesley, Image and Identity

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John Wesley's national evangelistic career between 1740 and his death coincided closely with the development of the 'English school' of art, especially portraiture, as well as the growth of popular print, on which he capitalised for his religious publications. As an admired or vilified public persona, he was (especially in old age) a figure of curiosity whose image was popularly known and circulated. In his lifetime Wesley sat for around a dozen painted portraits, ranging from those by significant artists such as Nathaniel Hone, John Russell and George Romney, to local, sometimes anonymous face painters. Analysing the ways in which Wesley's 'image' developed John Wesley, Image and Identity offers a new understanding of the propaganda and 'image control' of Methodism.

Joh Wesley, Image and Identity by Peter S. Forsaith was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in October 2016. The ISBN for Joh Wesley, Image and Identity is 9781138207899.

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Details for Joh Wesley, Image and Identity

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (October 2016)
Number of Pages170
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4451996
Page last updated 14th November 2017
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