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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

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

Painting by Mason Chamberlin, half length in gown and bands; Formerly with the Rev J. H. Venn, Queens’ College, Cambridge. Engraved G. Adcock 1834 (from a picture in the possession of E. B. Venn), another state lettered Revd John Venn (his son, 1759-1813, a leader of the Clapham sect).

Pastel by John Russell, see NPG 3161.

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.