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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Venn (1725-1797), Evangelical divine; founder of the Clapham Sect

Evangelist; Jesus College, Cambridge, MA 1749; ordained 1749; curate at Clapham 1754-59, vicar of Huddersfield 1759-71 and Yelling, Hunts., 1771-97; one of the leaders of the evangelical revival, author of the Compleat Duty of Man, 1763.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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.