Dr Benjamin Hoadly MD
10 Nov 1697 - 25 or 26 October 1764
Dr Benjamin Hoadley M.D.
oil on canvas
75.9 x 63.5 cm stretcher; 98.5 x 86.2 x 5.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Shown in 3 exhibitions
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
European Old Masters 16th-19th Century from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 28 Sep 2017–03 Dec 2017
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
Elizabeth Einberg, The Burlington Magazine, vol 125, no 964, 'The Betts Family: a lost Hogarth that never was, and a candidate for Slaughter', London, Jul 1983, pp 415–16, pl 29.
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', Sydney, 1988, pp 36–56: p 38, illus p 38.
Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 89, illus p 88.
European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, pp 28–29, no 60, illus p 29.
The Burlington Magazine, vol 73, no 429, 'An exhibition of British pictures', London, Dec 1938, p 275, illus p 274.
Portrait of a Gallery, Sydney, 1984, p 22, col illus p 21.
R.B. Beckett, Hogarth, 1949, p 53, pl 130.
Robin Simon, Hogarth, France and British Art: the rise of the arts in 18th-century Britain, 2007, p 179, illus p 180, pl 174.