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Martha Hatfield, who had a trance from which she gained divine inspiration. Line engraving, 1794.

Date
1 November 1794
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328i
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The sitter was born in Leighton, Yorkshire, to a puritan family. In April 1652 she had a form of catalepsy for seventeen days from which she awoke seized with religious revelation; a similar attack from 8 September to 7 December had no such effect. She was promoted by her family and friends as 'the wise virgin'. (DNB)

Publication/Creation

Cauldfield & Harding, 1 November 1794.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 17.7 x 12.5 cm

Lettering

Martha Hatfield.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 328i

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  • English


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