Thomas Manton D.D.
Engraving. 292 x 190mm. 11½ x 7½". Iron spot near centre.
Portrait of Thomas Manton, half length in an ornamental oval frame on a pedestal, long hair, wearing skull-cap, bands and gown; coat of arms below; frontispiece to his 'Works' (1681). Thomas Manton (1620-1677) was an English Puritan clergyman. He held ministries at Sowton and Colyton (1640-1645), at Stoke Newington (1645-1656) and Covent Garden (1656-1662). During this last turn Charles II was returned to the throne and saw the enactment of the Act of Uniformity of 1662. Since Manton was on favourable terms with Charles II he was offered the Deanery of Rochester, but he refused on conscience grounds.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25392] £65.00