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Dr Benjamin Hoadly, MD

early 1740s


William Hogarth


10 Nov 1697 - 25 or 26 October 1764


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Dr Benjamin Hoadley M.D.


early 1740s

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oil on canvas


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

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Purchased 1951

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Artist information

William Hogarth

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Works in the collection


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


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.

Referenced in 8 publications


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 handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 38 (illus.).

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

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.). 60

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