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William Hoare (1707-1792), Portrait painter

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist associated with 73 portraits
Hoare was apprenticed to the painter and sculptor Giuseppe Grisoni, with whom he travelled to Rome in 1728. He returned to England ten years later and moved to Bath, becoming the first fashionable portraitist to settle in that town. During the 1740s and 1750s, Hoare portrayed many influential politicians and social leaders, including prime ministers Pitt and Walpole, and the composer, Handel. Included amongst his patrons were the Duke of Newcastle, the Earls of Pembroke and Chesterfield, and the Duke of Beaufort. With Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds, he was a founding member of the Royal Academy. Hoare was the father of painter and dramatist Prince Hoare.

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1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
NPG 1437

1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D21304

D35887

William Hoare

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Prince Hoare
mezzotint, published 1 October 1794
NPG D35887

D3060

William Hoare

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Prince Hoare
mezzotint, published 1 October 1794
NPG D3060

D14641

William Hoare

by R. Page, after Prince Hoare
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D14641