© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1115
People
Enoch Wood, British (Burslem, England 1759 - 1840 Burslem, England)
Title
The Reverend John Wesley (1703-1791)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, bust
Date
after 1791
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230213
Physical Descriptions
Medium
White biscuit
Dimensions
30 x 18 x 13.5 cm (11 13/16 x 7 1/16 x 5 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: plaque on back of bust, impressed: THE / REVEREND / JOHN WESLEY, M.A. / FELLOW OF LINCOLN COLLEGE, OXFORD, AND FOUNDER OF METHODISM. / HE SAT FOR THIS BUST / TO / MR. ENOCH WOOD, SCULPTOR, / BURSLEM, / 17[81?], / AND DIED IN / 1791, / AGED / 88 / YEARS. / IS NOT THIS A BRAND PLUCKED / OUT OF [italicized:] THE FIRE?
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1115
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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