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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

George Berkeley (1685-1753), Philosopher; Bishop of Cloyne

Philosopher; educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he taught from 1707; visited England and Italy, 1713-22(?); Dean of Derry, 1724; went to America, 1728, failed to obtain government funds to found a college in the Bermudas, returned 1732; Bishop of Cloyne, 1734; retired to Oxford, 1752; published New Theory of Vision, 1709, Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, 1713, Alciphron, 1732, and Siris, 1744.

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Evans et al. (ed.) 1969
The Notebook of John Smibert, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1969, ed. Sir David Evans and others.

Foote 1950
H. W. Foote, John Smibert, 1950.

Fraser 1871
A. C. Fraser, The Works of George Berkeley, 1871.

Kerslake 1965
J. F. Kerslake, 'The Date and Early Provenance of Smibert's George Berkeley', Art Quarterly, XXVIII, 1965.

Luce 1949
A. A. Luce, The Life of George Berkeley, 1949.

Updike 1867
W. Updike, History of the Episcopal Church in Narragansett, R.I., 1867.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.