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William Hogarth, 1697–1764

The Revd. John Lloyd, DD

Former Title(s):

The Reverend Dr. John Lloyd, Curate of St. Mildred's Church, Bread Street

The Reverend Dr. John Lloyd, Curate of St. Mildred's Church, Broad Street

Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches (76.2 x 63.5 cm)

Inscribed in brown paint, lower left: "John Lloyd D. D. Atatis. Suit. 25. 1738"

Signed in brown paint, lower right: "W. Hogarth. Pinxit"; overpainted, lower left: "Wm Hogarth Pinxit."; dated lower left: "1738"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
black | man | oval | portrait | reverend | white | wig
Associated People:
Lloyd, John (1713/14–1788), curate of St Mildred's, Bread Street, London
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

This portrait of the twenty-five-year-old Dr. John Lloyd was painted for the sitter’s father and namesake, who from 1730 to 1744 was the “renter” or rent collector of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, during the period when Hogarth undertook his earliest attempt at grand history painting there. This portrait was apparently undertaken in acknowledgment of some now-forgotten service rendered by the elder Lloyd in connection with Hogarth’s paintings for St. Bartholomew’s, or else by Dr. Lloyd’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Hillier, who was a “lithotomist” (bladder surgeon) at the hospital. Hogarth was evidently close to the Lloyd family and is known to have presented them with a set of proofs of his Marriage A-la-Mode (1745).

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

William Hogarth - A Selection of Painting from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (National Gallery of Art, 1971-02-12 - 1971-05-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Gabriele Baldini, L'opera completa di Hogarth pittore, Rizzoli, Milan, 1967, p. 102, no. 89, NJ18 H67 +A12 M36 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ronald Brymer Beckett, Hogarth, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1949, pp. 15, 57-58, pl. 103, NJ18 H67 B43 1949 [ORBIS]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 120-121, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Arthur W. Crawley-Boevey, A Brief Account of the Antiquities, Family Pictures and Other Notable Articles at Flaxley Abbey, Co. Gloucester, W. C. Hemmons, Bristol, 1912, pp. 18-20, 22, available online via Hathi Trust Digital Library [ORBIS]

Arthur W. Crawley-Boevey, The "Perverse Widow", Being Passages from the Life of Catharina, Wife of William Boevey, Esq., of Flaxley Abbey, in the County of Gloucester. With Genealogical Notes on the Family and Others Connected Therewith. , Longman, London, New York, Bombay, 1898, pp. 249-250, Bb39b046 (LSF) [ORBIS]

Elizabeth Einberg, William Hogarth : A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven, London, 2016, pp. 185-186, no. 111, NJ18 H67 +E36 2016 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

William Rummel Francis, William Hogarth : A Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints at the Virginia Museum, , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA., January 30-March 5, 1967, p. 23, no. 19, NJ18 H67 +F72 1967 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ronald Paulson, Hogarth : His Life, Art, and Times, , Yale University Press, New Haven, 1971, pp. 353, 547 (v.1), NJ18 H67+ P39 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ronald Paulson, Hogarth, , Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 1991-1993, p. 78 (v.2), NJ18 H67 P391 (YCBA) [YCBA]

S. B. Sherrill, Two Hogarth Exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C., Magazine Antiques, vol. 99, March 1971, p. 314, NK1125 +A3 Oversize (HAAS) [ORBIS]

Robin Simon, Hogarth, France and British Art : The Rise of the Arts in 18th-Century Britain, , Hogarth Arts, London, 2007, pp. 177, 179, 186, pl. XL, NJ18 H67 +S55 2007 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Fine Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Drawings and Paintings : 24 November 1965, Sotheby's, London, November 24, 1965, p. 32, Lot 104, Auction Catalogues (YCBA) [YCBA]

Mary Webster, Hogarth, Studio Vista, London, 1979, p. 183, no. 90, NJ18 H67 +W43 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

William Hogarth : A Selection of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon., , National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., 1971, pp. 20, 45, no. 11, NJ18 H67 U53 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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