Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Benjamin Hoadly (1676-1761), Bishop of Winchester and controversialist; leader of Feathers tavern petitioners
The portrait at St Catherine's College, Cambridge, catalogued by Hutton as Hoadly by Jones , has been shown by Mr Selby Whittingham to represent Thomas Sherlock, a former master.  Another version of the type which is by Vanloo is in the Cathedral School, Salisbury. It depicts Sherlock as chancellor of the Garter, which doubtless accounts for the confusion.
1) Sir George Scharf's Sketchbooks, 69, p 72; 70, pp 65, 69.
2) Exhibited Second Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1867 (244), Hutton, pl.x.
3) R. B. Beckett, Hogarth, 1949, p 52 (134); Exhibited 'Hogarth', Tate Gallery, 1971 (118). Cleaning revealed signature and date.
4) R. B. Beckett, Hogarth, 1949, p 53.
5) The Works of Benjamin Hoadly, ed. J. Hoadly, 1773, frontispiece.
6) By Maynard Mack, 1969, p 143, pl.37.
7) J. H. Hutton, Pictures in the Possession of St. Catharine's College, 1950, p 8 and note 1.
8) Kindly communicated by Dr J. H. Baker, December 1973.
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.