The Reverend George Whitefield, A.M., Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon.
The Reverend George Whitefield, A.M., Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon.
The Reverend George Whitefield, A.M., Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon.
The Reverend George Whitefield, A.M., Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon.

The Reverend George Whitefield, A.M., Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon.

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This is a modern reproduction of The Reverend George Whitefield, A.M., Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon. London: Printed for Robt. Sayer, No. 53 Fleet Street. Engraved by John Greenwood. 1769  [ART009]

A copy of the original engraving hangs in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution.  This is a high-quality modern printing.  We had to take the frame apart to inspect it because when it is beneath glass it could pass for an original, and it came in with a quality lot, so we had our hopes up!  What gave us a clue is that it is just slightly larger than the reference books indicate it should be.

The print of Whitefield is 11 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches;  the outer measurements of the wooden frame are 19 x 23 1/2 inches.

The engraver, John Greenwood (1727-1792), b. Boston; d. Margate.  He was a nephew of professor Isaac Greenwood of Harvard College.  "In 1752 he went to Suriname, afterwards to Holland, practicing painting and dealing in works of art.  He came to London about 1763, and practised as a painter and engraver in mezzotints up to 1773, when he quitted this profession and became an auctioneer." - Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, Volume 2 (1879), p. 599.

Still a gorgeous framed print, suitable for a library, study, or church.