Portrait Oil Painting of Methodist Reverend Thomas Vasey, Late 18th Century
Untitled (portrait of Thomas Vasey), late 18th/early 19th century
Oil painting on canvas
This portrait depicts Reverend Thomas Vasey, who was ordained as a Methodist elder by John Wesley, at the Methodist Conference in Leeds in 1784. Shortly thereafter he journeyed to the New Americas with Thomas Coke where he helped to establish the Methodist Church.
- repair to canvas via patch to verso to center of left side, with inpainting to inverse; protrusion to canvas to center of lower edge with inpainting; craquelure across painting surface; scattered accretion; cracking, nicks and accretion to frame; wire ends from hanger protruding at frame edge to upper left edge.
- measures frame; visible image measures 24.5 W x 29.5" H.