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George Whitefield Preaching in Bolton, June 1750

Photo credit: Bolton Library & Museum Services, Bolton Council

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This painting depicts the historic moment when Whitefield preached one of his most moving sermons, close to Halliwell, Bolton in June 1750. Whitefield in contemporary accounts was held to be the founder of Methodism rather than John Wesley. He was also possibly the first modern celebrity and people flocked to hear his rousing sermons.

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery

Bolton

  • Date

    1863

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    130 x 180 cm

  • Accession number

    BOLMG:1917.3.HITW

  • Acquisition method

    gift from William Hesketh Lever, 1917

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Bolton Museum and Art Gallery

Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 1SE England

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