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The Right Hon.ble Selina Countess Dowager of Huntingdon
The Right Hon.ble Selina Countess Dowager of Huntingdon Engraved for the Gospel Magazine
Publish'd as the Act directs, by Vallance & Simmons No 120 Cheapside July 1776
Engraving, platemark 145 x 100mm (5¾ x 4"); large margins. Remains of backing sheet verso.
Selina Hastings, countess of Huntingdon (1707-91), founder of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion. After an initially close relationship with John Wesley, she moved towards the ideas of George Whitefield before his departure for America in 1751. In the 1760s the countess established several chapels, and a college, Trevecca, in a renovated Brecknockshire farmhouse. Whitefield had left the countess the Bethesda orphanage in his will, and she organised a mission to America, which so infuriated the Georgians that Bethesda was burnt to the ground. Subsequent plans in America were rejected and her Georgia property was eventually confiscated. In 1783 the rigidly Calvinistic Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion was formed when several Trevecca students were ordained. In her final years she was sceptical about further work in England, and was concentrating on sending a mission to the South Seas. Anonymous engraving for the Gospel Magazine, probably derived from a painting by Robert Bowyer (1758-1834), showing Lady Huntingdon sat at desk holding one book and resting her elbow on another.
O'D 4; for Bowyer's portrait see ref. 40801
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J. H.L. Hunt.
J. H.L. Hunt.
Painted by R. Bowyer Miniature Painter to the King. Eng.d by Parker.
[n.d. c.1810.]
Engraving. Plate 177 x 114mm. 7 x 4½".
James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) was an English critic, essayist, poet and writer. He is best known for his promotion of younger writers such as Keats and Shelley. In 1808 he established a political periodical called the 'Examiner'. Celebrated for its reformist line, the Examiner also promoted the works of Keats, Shelley, Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt. It deliberately antagonised the government and in 1812, Hunt and his brother John were sentenced for an article criticising the Prince Regent. It continued in production from their prison cells, but lost momentum after their release. In 1822, Leigh Hunt travelled to Italy with Shelley and Byron and founded a radical journal called 'The Liberal'.
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