George Whitefield

1 portrait on display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery

George Whitefield, by John Wollaston, circa 1742 - NPG 131 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Whitefield

by John Wollaston
oil on canvas, circa 1742
32 5/8 in. x 26 in. (829 mm x 660 mm)
Purchased, 1861
Primary Collection
NPG 131

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  • John Wollaston (active 1738-1775). Artist associated with 2 portraits.

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In this portrait of about 1742, Whitefield is shown preaching indoors, possibly at his newly established Moorfields Tabernacle. The enthralled woman in the foreground may represent Whitefield's future wife, Elizabeth James. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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  • NPG D4782: George Whitefield (source portrait)

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