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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 192

    A REGENCY WAX PORTRAIT RELIEF BELIEVED TO BE MRS PRESTON, DAUGHTER OF DANIEL TAYLOR, BAPTIST MINISTER

    CIRCA 1815

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY WAX PORTRAIT RELIEF BELIEVED TO BE MRS PRESTON, DAUGHTER OF DANIEL TAYLOR, BAPTIST MINISTER
    CIRCA 1815
    Set in a gilt brass and velvet frame and glazed wood outer case, a pencil inscription on the reverse
    8 in. (20 cm.) high


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    The Rev. Daniel Taylor (1738-1816) was the founder of the New Connexion of General Baptists, a revivalist off-shoot from the Arminian Baptist tradition, one of two main strands within the British Baptist movement.
    Born in Northowram, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, Taylor was a coal-miner who joined the Wesleyan Methodists in 1761. Whilst never straying from Wesley's Arminianism, Taylor quickly tired of what he saw as Wesley's authoritarianism. By 1763, Taylor had been ordained a General Baptist and had began organising the Birchcliffe Baptists, an independent grouping of dissenters around Hebden Bridge.

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