John ('Jack') Broughton

1 portrait on display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery

John ('Jack') Broughton

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, circa 1730
17 1/8 in. x 12 1/8 in. (434 mm x 308 mm)
Lent by Trustees of the Lowther Estate Trust, 2009
Primary Collection
NPG L243

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  • William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 125 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.

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In Hogarth's portrait, Broughton is not shown in boxing attire or in the arena, but in modest everyday clothes and strolling along a rural lane. Yet his shaved head is a reminder
of his profession as he would have appeared wigless in the boxing ring.