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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA759684: John De Wycliffe. A Unique Frame Custom Made For The Engraving Of John De Wycliffe (1324-1384)

John De Wycliffe. A Unique Frame Custom Made For The Engraving Of John De Wycliffe (1324-1384)

£1,200    $1,524    €1,418
A unique frame housing a rare engraving by George White (1684-1732) of John De Wycliffe who is credited with translating the new testament into English. He was born in Hipswell near Richmond in Yorkshire. He studied at Oxford, completing his arts degree at Merton College later becoming Master of Balliol college in 1361.
 
THE FRAME is made and carved from timbers taken from the parish church in Lutterworth where he was Rector and where he died in 1384. The plaque reads .......'John De Wycliffe..who in the dark ages of Popery gave the English people the Bible in their native tongue'....and goes on to say....' this frame is made of wood taken from the interior of the Parish Church of Lutterworth of which he was Rector'
 
The Council of Constance declared Wycliffe a heretic on 4 May 1415, and banned his writings, effectively both excommunicating him retroactively and making him an early forerunner of Protestantism. None of Wycliffe's contemporaries left a complete picture of his person, his life, and his activities. Paintings representing Wycliffe are from a later period.
 
An extremely rare engraving in a unique frame with a fascinating and important history.. The size given is the overall framed size
 
Antique Number: SA759684
Dateline of this antique is 18th Century
Height is 55cm (21.7inches)
Width is 47cm (18.5inches)
Depth is 4cm (1.6inches)
Antique #SA759684, showcased on this page, originates from the 18th century. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA759684
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