Olga's Gallery

William Hogarth

Bishop Benjamin Hoadly.

1743. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. Read Note.

William Hogarth. Bishop Benjamin Hoadly.

Bishop Benjamin Hoadly (1676-1761) English prelate, born in Westerham, Kent. He was bishop successively of Bangor (1715), Hereford (1721), Salisbury (1723) and Winchester (1734). In his writings he defended the cause of civil and religious liberty against both crown and clergy