[Dr. Chalmers]

Method Etching
Artist John Linnell
Published 1817
Dimensions Image 127 x 128 mm, Plate 210 x 172 mm, Sheet 270 x 193 mm
Notes A simple portrait of Scottish minister Thomas Chalmers. Chalmers is seen looking slightly down, he wears simple ministers clothes with a collar. According to The Life Of John Linnell. Story, Alfred T, 1892, whilst in Glasgowat the start of October 1817 Linnell went twice, as he records, to hear Dr. Chalmers preach.

Thomas Chalmers (1780 – 1847), was a Scottish Presbyterian minister, professor of theology, political economist, and a leader of both the Church of Scotland and of the Free Church of Scotland. Born in Anstruther in Fife, Chalmers studied maths at the University of St. Andrews and was licensed as a preacher of the gospel by the St Andrews presbytery in 1799. He went on to lecture mathematics at the University of St. Andrews. He has been called Scotland's greatest nineteenth-century churchman due to his parochial work in expanding parishes within Glasgow and his skill as a preacher.

John Linnell (1792 - 1882) was an accomplished landscape and portrait painter, watercolourist, mezzotinter and etcher. Born in London he was a pupil of Benjamin West and John Varley. He is perhaps now best known as the friend and patron of William Blake.

Condition: Album paper tipped to corners.
Framing unmounted
Price £100.00
Stock ID 52605