Mr. Jacob Powell of Stebbing in Essex. Who died Octr. 6th 1754. Aged 37 years. He weigh'd near 40 Stone.

Method Mezzotint
Artist Johann Jakob Haid after David Ogborne
Published Published by Johann Jakob Haid et filius excud. A.V. c. 1760
Dimensions Image 380 x 291 mm, Plate 407 x 291 mm
Notes A full length portrait of Jacob Powell, a butcher from Stebbing, Essex, who was known for his extraordinary size, weighing 40 stone when he died. Powell is depicted standing, facing the viewer. His jacket a waistcoat is open, exposing his rotund belly. In his right hand he holds a powdered wig, his left hand dabbing his bald head with a handkerchief.

Johann Jakob Haid (1704 - 1767) was German painter, publisher and engraver. He trained in Augsburg where he is likely to have taught enamel in 1745. The father of Johann Elias Haid, he is also known to have founded a large publishing house.

David Ogborne was an English painter from Chelmsford, Essex. Active between 1740 and 1801, he was known for his depictions of curious beasts and extraordinary people.

O'Donoghue 2
Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
Framing mounted
Price £500.00
Stock ID 3160