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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Hoadly (1711-1776), Dramatist and chaplain to Frederick, Prince of Wales

Son of Benjamin Hoadly, and appointed chancellor of the diocese of Winchester, 1735, under his father's patronage; his friends included Hogarth and Garrick; his poems appeared in Dodsley's Collection.

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.