Item #19827 1876 Woodburytype of Right Rev. John Jackson, D.D., Lord Bishop of London. D. D. Right Rev. John Jackson.

1876 Woodburytype of Right Rev. John Jackson, D.D., Lord Bishop of London

London & Edinburgh: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. A sharp and clear oval Woodburytype portrait of the Right Rev. John Jackson, D.D.; approx. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" size, on the original heavy paper 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" sheet; John Jackson (1811-1885) Bishop of London, "...He encouraged and valued the contribution of the diocesan association of lay helpers, though he hesitated long before agreeing to the creation of a diocesan conference in 1882, believing that the see was too large for the laity to confer properly. In London Jackson had to confront the growing problem of ritualism. He never had any sympathy for it and initially hoped that the Public Worship Regulation Act of 1874 would secure peace and conformity in the church. However, faced with the intransigence of both the Church Association on the one side and the ritualistic clergy on the other he came to believe that the act led to lengthy litigation, unfair penalties, and public sympathy for the priests who were punished. By 1881, taking his lead from Tait, he had decided to use his powers of veto to stop prosecutions. Though stern and reserved in manner, guarded and cautious in speech, and of a naturally conservative cast of mind, Jackson was widely respected as a conscientious and fair-minded church leader. Sometimes designated an evangelical, he was in fact a protestant low-churchman in the mould of A. C. Tait..." (Stephen Gregory in the DNB); photograph by Thompson Cooper, Lock & Whitfield photographers; a handsome and striking portrait of the noted British churchman in very good condition. Item #19827

Price: $20.00