The Reverend & Learned William Bates D.D. Obijt 14. Iuly 1699. Aetat 74.
Engraving, with small margins. Plate 292 x 186mm. 11½ x 7¼".
Portrait of William Bates, 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' (1700). William Bates (1625-1699) was an English Presbyterian minister. In 1660 he acted as one of the commissioners of the Savoy Conference, which sought for reconciliaition within the Church of England. As a nonconformist he was urged to accept the deanery of Lichfield and Coventry, but like Thomas Manton and many others, he declined office. On the accession of William III and Mary, he delivered two speeches to their majesties on behalf of the dissenters, and in his last two years he was pastor of the presbyterian church in Hackney.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25394] £80.00