1890 Colour Lithograph Portrait of Right Rev. James Fraser, D.D. Bishop of Manchester
(Right Rev. James Fraser, D.D. Bishop of Manchester)

London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1890. A good likeness in colors of Right Rev. James Fraser, D.D. Bishop of Manchester; lithographed from a photograph "...by Mr. Enos Eastham, of Market Street, Manchester"; with a facsimile signature below; paper 8" x 11" sheet approx. overall; James Fraser (1818-1885) bishop of Manchester, "...In addition to the usual episcopal duties Fraser threw himself into almost every social movement of the day. He was to be seen going about the streets on foot, his robe-bag in his hand; he addressed meetings several times a day; he spoke to workmen in mills and to actors in theatres; he was diligent in attending his diocesan registry...Fraser was never a professed theologian, but his views were on the whole of the old high-church school. He had little sympathy with the Tractarian high-churchmen, and in all matters of practice he was extremely liberal, and more disposed to take a legal than an ecclesiastical view of such matters...His death was universally lamented. Nonconformists of all denominations, with the Jewish and Greek congregations of Manchester, sent flowers to his funeral. Huge crowds attended a memorial service in Manchester on the day of his burial." (J. A. Hamilton, rev. H. C. G. Matthew in the DNB); this image from the series of biographical portraits in "The Modern Portrait Gallery..." 1st series, by this publisher; light wear; portrait of the important British ecclesiastical figure in very good condition. Very Good (Item ID: 19853)

$20.00

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