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Hannah More portrait engraving author writer Bird

Mrs Hannah More

$180.00

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Original antique portrait print
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Hannah More (1745-1833) was a writer. After some success as a fashionable playwright, More turned to the serious work of an evangelical reformer. From the 1780s, she wrote numerous treatises attacking moral laxity, fashion and female independence. Most influential were her 'Cheap Repository Tracts', which sold for a penny and reached millions. These took the form of 'improving tales' which sought to reform the poor by emphasising sobriety, hard work, religion and pride in Britain's constitution.
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artist James Godby after E Bird
method Soft ground etching
date 1809
size 380mm by 305mm (sheet)
SKU PT1370