About this image
The Revd Richard Graves MA, Rector of Claverton, Somersetshire (1715-1804). Author and once curate at Tissington.
From an original picture by James Northcote RA painted in 1799 in the possession of Prince Hoare Esq, engraved and published by S W Reynolds, 13 September 1800
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.