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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Benjamin Hoadly (1676-1761), Bishop of Winchester and controversialist; leader of Feathers tavern petitioners

Bishop and pamphleteer; son of Samuel Hoadly, headmaster of Norwich school; appointed chaplain to George I, 1715, and successively Bishop of Bangor, Hereford, 1721, Salisbury, 1723 and Winchester, 1734; controversial and prolific preacher and writer both on politics and religion; crippled in youth, he preached from his knees.

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Beckett 1949
R. B. Beckett, Hogarth, 1949.

Hutton 1950
J. H. Hutton, Pictures in the Possession of St. Catharine's College, 1950.

Nicolas 1842
N. H. Nicolas, History of the Orders of the Knighthood of the British Empire …,1842.

The Life, Birth and Education of the Rev. M. Benjamin Hoadly, 1710 (by a student of the University of Cambridge).


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.