The Right Reverend Father in God, Dr Benjamin Hoadly,Lord Bishop of Winchester... Aet. 67. A.D.1743.
Engraving. 425 x 295mm (16¾ x 11½"). A fine impression with full margins.
Portrait of Benjamin Hoadly (1676 - 1761), Bishop of Winchester and controversialist. His left hand is raised as if in blessing, he wears a shoulder length curly white wig and grand ecclesiastical robes; a draped curtain and stained glass in the background. Hoadly, poet, dramatist and clergyman, and son of the Bishop of Winchester, wrote texts for oratorios and musical plays. It has been argued that the plate for this portrait preceded the painting by William Hogarth (1697 - 1764), and that Baron initially copied the Huntington portrait - see Paulson, p.189.
Paulson 1989: 226. NPG: D35866.
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