The Reverend Mr. Shirley.Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon.
Mezzotint. Rare. Sheet size: 370 x 280mm (14½ x 11"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides. Glued to album sheet. Slight crease on right.
A portrait of Walter Shirley (1726 - 1786). He was first cousin to the Countess of Huntingdon and brother to the notorious Earl Ferrers, who was hanged at Tyburn in 1760 for murder. Shirley played a major role in the controversy of 1770 over the relationship of the Methodist Church to the doctrines of Calvinism. He was the Rector at Loughrea, County Galway, Ireland.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Chaloner Smith: 31. II/III.
[Ref: 37696] £350.00