William Paley M.A. Archdeacon of Carlisle.
Publish'd as the Act directs April 11. 1792, by J. Jones, No.75 Great Portland Street, Portland Place.
Mezzotint with very large margins and Collector's mark. Plate 559 x 407mm (22 x 16"). Fine.
Portrait standing three-quarter length to right holding fishing rod and line, eyes to front, wearing black suit and hat, landscape behind. William Paley (1743-1805), the theologian and moralist. In 1782 he was appointed archdeacon of Carlisle and rector of Bishop-Wearmouth. He also wrote 'Evidences of Christianity'.
Ex Collection: Earl of Bute. Horne: 92, ii/ii.
[Ref: 29164] £260.00