George Whitefield. M.A.
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 178 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾"
George Whitefield (1714-1770) was a Methodist evangelist, with views more Calvinistic than those of John Wesley, from whom he broke away in 1741. The Anglican Church had not assigned him pulpit so he began preaching in parks, fields and open spaces in England, and he earned respect and favour in Wales, Scotland and America. His sermons were often published, advertised before he arrived to ensure large turnouts. In 1738 he established an orphanage in Georgia and opened Moorfields Tabernacle in 1741, and the Chapel in Tottenham Court Road in 1756.
NPG: D20488. For a large mezzotint of Whitefield from the same Hone portrait, see ref. 13602
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