ARTIST: M. Jenkin (active 1750-80)
ENGRAVER: Richard Purcell
TITLE: The Reverend Mr. Thomas Jones, A.M. Chaplain of St. Saviour's Southwark
ORIGIN & DATE: Published by Robert Sayer, London, c. 1760
A very fine original mezzotint engraving by Richard Purcell after a painting by M. Jenkin. This mezzotint was published at a time when the Rev. Thomas Jones (c.1729-1762), was a member of the Evangelical movement in the Anglican Church, He was considered a “wondrous popular preacher”, and was a friend of William Romaine, George Whitefield and John Wesley.
Richard Purcell (Active 1746-66) Purcell started his career working for a number of print-sellers in his native Dublin. He moved to London around 1755 to join his Dublin master John Brooks and a number of other Irish engravers.
Reference: National Portrait Gallery example # NPG D36729.
Plate size is approximately 14 x 10 inches.