New PDF release: An Exact Likeness: The Portraits of John Wesley

By Richard P. Heitzenrater

Faces are greater than a montage of organs that see, breathe, communicate, listen, devour, sing, scent, and yell. As Josephine Tey issues out in her secret novel, The Daughter of Time, the slant of an eyebrow, the set of a mouth, the glance of the attention, the firmness of a chin, frequently supplies proof of personality that's as telling as a record card or a police blotter. these gains depicted on snap shots of people should be both telling of the person’s internal nature or maybe of what the artist thinks (or desires the viewer to imagine) concerning the individual being portrayed. occasionally a portrait should be much more priceless than a biography.

While interpreting those images, the writer considers 3 questions: what used to be Wesley’s angle towards the portrait (if any), how did the general public reply to those portrayals, and what was once the artist trying to express? This booklet specializes in the most snap shots and their derivatives, them in the 3 major different types that built through the years: Oxford don, Methodist preacher, and striking individual. even though those forms appeared to come up in chronological order, there's a few overlap among different types, specially towards the top of Wesley’s existence and beyond.

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