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An image of Dr Benjamin Hoadly, MD by William Hogarth
Alternate image of Dr Benjamin Hoadly, MD by William Hogarth Alternate image of Dr Benjamin Hoadly, MD by William Hogarth

William Hogarth

(England 10 Nov 1697 – 25 or 26 October 1764)

Title
Dr Benjamin Hoadly, MD
Other titles:
Dr Benjamin Hoadley M.D.
Year
early 1740s
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

75.8 x 63.8 cm stretcher; 98.5 x 86.2 x 5.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1951
Accession number
8586
Location
15th–19th c European art
Provenance (8)

John Hoadly, England, Probably collected this painting. It is likely that this is the portrait mentioned by John Hoadly in a letter to Hogarth as being sent up to London to be repainted.

Lord Mackintosh of Halifax, England

Henry Pelham-Clinton, 7th Duke of Newcastle, 14th Earl of Lincoln, England

Francis Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 8th Duke of Newcastle, 15th Earl of Lincoln, 1928-04 Jun 1937, England, by descent, sold Christie London, 4 June 1937, lot no. 38

Agnew's, London, 04 Jun 1937-09 Nov 1945, London/England, Purchased from the Earl of Lincoln's sale Christie's London, 4 June 1937, lot no. 38

Freeman & Son, post 09 Nov 1945, England, Purchased from Agnew's, 9 November 1945

Sotheby's London, 21 Jun 1950, London/England, Purchased by Agnews at Sotheby's London, 21 June 1950. Jointly owned by Agnew's and Arthur Tooth & Sons.

Agnew's, London, 21 Jun 1950-27 Apr 1951, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1951. Jointly owned by Agnew's and Arthur Tooth & Sons.

Bibliography (8)

R.B. Beckett, Hogarth, 1949, 53. plate no. 130

Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'European art in the old courts', pg. 14-23, Sydney, 1984, 21 (colour illus.).

Elizabeth Einberg, The Burlington Magazine, 'The Betts Family: a lost Hogarth that never was, and a candidate for Slaughter', pg. 415-416, London, Jul 1983, 415-416. plate no. 29

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 88 (illus.), 89.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales Handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 38 (illus.).

Robin Simon, Hogarth, France and British Art: the rise of the arts in 18th-century Britain, 179 (illus.), 180. pl. 174

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 28, 29 (illus.). cat.no. 60

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Burlington Magazine, 'Shorter Notices: An Exhibition of British Pictures', Dec 1938, 274 (illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Unknown, Halifax 1948, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1948–1948

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1951, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Mar 1952–20 Apr 1952