The Reverend Mr. James Hervey A.M.
Mezzotint with very large margins. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Slight time staining.
A portrait of English clergyman and writer James Hervey (1714 - 1758) half-length seated at a rectangular table, slightly turned to right, wearing dark clerical vestments, bands and chin-length wig, looking towards the viewer, with his right hand resting on a large volume on the table. Hervey was a writer of devotional texts and had a lasting impact on art through William Blake, whom he influenced greatly.
[Ref: 35378] £130.00