Der Große betrieger und Falsche Messias Jacob Naylor König der Quacker Anno 1657.

Method Copper engraving
Published [c. 1657]
Dimensions Image 181 x 147 mm, Plate 192 x 151 mm, Sheet 313 x 194 mm
Notes Half-length portrait of James Naylor, although the print mistakenly names him as Jacob, wearing traditional Quaker attire. He holds a scroll inscribed with 'Millenarium', and to his right, a table inscribed with 'Monarchia Nova', on which there is a crown, orb, sceptre and sword. The top right of the image features a small inset image of Naylor sitting backwards on a donkey, with another man leading the donkey.

The German title translates to 'The great deceiver and false messiah' and 'King of the Quakers.'

James Naylor, or Nayler (1616–1660) was an English Quaker leader, and was recognised as one of the more radical members of the group. He was a member of the Valiant Sixty; a group of early Quaker preachers and missionaries. Naylor preached against issues such as enclosure and the slave trade. In 1656, Naylor re-enacted Christ's entry into Jerusalem by entering Bristol on a donkey, causing national outrage. He was imprisoned and charged with blasphemy, narrowly escaping execution. Naylor was pilloried and whipped through the streets of London, branded with the letter B on his forehead, and had his tongue pierced with a hot iron. He was then transported back to Bristol where he received more whipping in the streets, before facing two years of imprisonment and hard labour.

Not in O'Donoghue.

Condition: Full margins. A few spots of foxing, and general time toning to sheet, but otherwise, in good condition.
Framing unmounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 37743