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Hannah More portrait engraving author writer pickersgill

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Hannah More


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Original antique portrait print


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. The original oil painting is in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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artist W Finden after HW Pickersgill
method Steel-engraving
date C1850
size 270mm by 175mm (sheet)
SKU PT1369