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By Richard P. Heitzenrater

ISBN-10: 1501816608

ISBN-13: 9781501816604

Faces are greater than a montage of organs that see, breathe, converse, listen, consume, sing, scent, and yell. As Josephine Tey issues out in her secret novel, The Daughter of Time, the slant of an eyebrow, the set of a mouth, the glance of the attention, the firmness of a chin, usually delivers facts of personality that's as telling as a record card or a police blotter. these beneficial properties depicted on snap shots of people may be both telling of the person’s internal nature or maybe of what the artist thinks (or desires the viewer to imagine) concerning the individual being portrayed. occasionally a portrait could be much more precious than a biography.

While studying those photographs, the writer considers 3 questions: what was once Wesley’s angle towards the portrait (if any), how did the general public reply to those portrayals, and what used to be the artist trying to show? This ebook makes a speciality of the most graphics and their derivatives, taking a look at them in the 3 major different types that constructed through the years: Oxford don, Methodist preacher, and impressive individual. even if those varieties looked as if it would come up in chronological order, there's a few overlap among different types, specifically towards the tip of Wesley’s existence and beyond.

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