Regency Era Doctor of Divinity | Michael's Museum

Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



English: Artist Unknown



Miniature Portrait of a Regency Era Theologian, Depicted in His Study -- artist unknown

Regency Era Theologian, Depicted in His Study
Wearing the Black Robes and Mortarboard of a Doctor of Divinity

circa 1820
Artist unknown

2 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

Depicted is a Georgian Era theologian. He wears the black robes and mortarboard of a doctor of divinity; and he gestures to a bible, open to the passage of 1 John 5:7, which reads, "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."

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