Reverendus Vir Henricus Sacheverell S.T.P.Collegij. Magdal: Socius Oxon: et Eccles:Sti Salvatoris Southwarkiae Cappellanus.
Phill:Overton exc: [British, n.d., c.1710.]
Mezzotint, sheet 345 x 245mm. 13½ x 9¾". Trimmed to the plate.
Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724), High Church clergyman and politician; in an oval frame, head turned towards the viewer, wearing academic gown, bands and light brown wig to the shoulders. Sacheverell came to fame when preacher at St Saviour's, Southwark. His famous sermons on the church in danger from the neglect of the Whig ministry to keep guard over its interests were preached at Derby on 15 August 1709, and at St Paul's Cathedral on 5 November 1709. They were immediately reprinted, the latter being dedicated to the lord mayor and the former to the author's kinsman, George Sacheverell, who was high sheriff of Derbyshire that year. Sacheverell's arguments on behalf of the church supplied the Tories with considerable support. After Thomas Gibson (c.1680 - 1751).
Chaloner Smith 3, I of II.
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