Joseph Sturge Esq.r President of the Complete Suffrage Association.Specimen of the Sentinel Portrait Gallery. No. 1.
Mezzotint. Sheet 437 x 310mm. 17¼" x 12¼". Varnished.
Joseph Sturge (1793 - May 14, 1859), son of a farmer in Gloucestershire, was an English Quaker and founder of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, now Anti-Slavery International, who spent his life engaged in Radical political actions supporting pacifism, working class rights, and the universal emancipation of slaves. In Jamaica, Joseph Sturge helped to found Free Villages with the Baptists, one of which was named Sturge Town in his memory. Very scarce.
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