Unidentified artist, Probably early 1800s
This painting of John Wesley compares closely to another in the Collection, 1992/421, and was also inspired by a well-known portrait by George Romney (1732-1804). However, the quality of this painting is not comparable to the other; this portrait is more naïve and less polished. It is one of thousands painted and copied after Wesley's death to celebrate Wesley's life and achievements.
Sadly, the painting is in need of conservation.