Unidentified artist, mid 1700s
This miniature painting depicts Count Nikolaus Zinzendorf (1700-1760). Zinzendorf was a bishop of the Moravian Church in Germany and became known as a major Protestant religious and social reformer.
John Wesley was influenced by the deep faith and spirituality of the Moravians and met Zinzendorf twice. Wesley's pivotal conversion experience in 1738 took place at a society meeting in London with Moravian links.