Johann Martin Bolzius was a Lutheran clergyman who accompanied about 100 Austrian Protestants, known as Salzburgers, who emigrated from Germany to Georgia. He was ordained in 1733, landed in Savannah in 1734, and founded the town of Ebenezer, Georgia. This portrait was engraved after a painting by Jeremiah Theus. The location of that painting is currently unknown.
RELATED OBJECTS: Plan Von Neu Ebenezer by Mattheus Seutter and T.C. Lotter (MESDA acc. 2867)
DESCRIPTION: Mezzotint engraving, half-length portrait man, wearing clerical robe, white neck bands and white wig with side curls. Portrait is set in a tromp l’oeil oval frame.