Mr. Jacob Powell of Stebbin in essex.Who died Oct.r 6.th 1754 Aged 37 years. He weighed near 40 Stone.
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 410 x 290mm (16 x 11½"). Trimmed to image.
A full length portrait of Mr. Jacob Powell of Stebbing in Essex, depicting a well dressed man mopping his brow with his right hand and holding a wig in his left. His enormous size was obviously his claim to a brief moment of fame. Published by the Haid family in Germany- they appear mostly to have copied earlier prints without crediting acknowledgement. In this instance a British print of c.1754 is probably the source image.
O'Connell, 'The Popular Print in England' p.106
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