T03827 Dr Benjamin Hoadly, Bishop of Winchester c. 1800
Engraving 321×264 (12 1/16×10 3/8) on paper 573×442 (22 9/16×17 3/8); plate-mark 424×292 (16 11/16×11 1/2)
Writing-engraving ‘Painted by Wm. Hogarth| Engraved by T. Cook.|The Right Reverend Father in God|DR. BENJAMIN HOADLY, LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER|Prelate of the Most Noble Order of the Garter|London: Published by G. & L. Robinson, Paternoster Row, & F. Cook, No.38, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden’ and the Bishop's seal within the Garter ribbon in the centre
Transferred from the reference collection 1984
LITERATURE As for N02734
Hogarth's original painting of the Bishop is N02734 above. An engraving after it (facing the same way as the painting) by Bernard Baron was published in July 1743 (Paulson 1970, no.226, pl.266) and led to the erroneous assumption that this was also the date of the original, which, however, is signed and dated 1741. Cook's engraving appears to be closer to Baron's print than to the original painting and was probably copied from the former. Although it is undated, it probably pre-dates Cook's much simplified, reduced and reversed version of it printed in 1809 by Longman, Hurst & Rees as an illustration to Nichols & Steevens 1810, facing p.164.
Elizabeth Einberg and Judy Egerton, The Age of Hogarth: British Painters Born 1675-1709, Tate Gallery Collections, II, London 1988