c.1738. Oil on canvas. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. Read Note.
Benjamin Hoadly (1706-1757), son of Bishop Hoadly, was a well known and successful physician and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Hoadly wrote a successful comedy The Suspicious Husband, dedicated to George II. The play was acted by David Garrick at Covent Garden in 1747. Hoadly was very helpful to Hogarth when he was writing his treatise The Analysis of Beauty