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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Philip Doddridge (1702-1751), Dissenting minister

Non-conformist divine and celebrated hymn-writer; minister at Knebworth, 1723; opened an academy at Market Harborough, 1729; removed to Northampton where he taught, wrote and lectured; published Free Thoughts on Reviving the Dissenting Interest, 1730, and The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul, 1745; DD Aberdeen, 1736; died at Lisbon.

' ... tall, slight and extremely near-sighted'. [1]

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1) Dictionary of National Biography, V, p 1068, quoting Orton's Memoirs, 1766.

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Humphreys (ed.) 1829-31
Correspondence and Diary ... [of Philip Doddridge], ed. J. D. Humphreys, 1829-31.

Williamson 1894
G. C. Williamson, John Russell, R.A., 1894.


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.