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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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L245

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (Job ben Solomon)

by William Hoare
oil on canvas, 1733
On display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L245

723

Charles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton

attributed to William Hoare
oil on canvas, circa 1735-1745
NPG 723

299

Alexander Pope

by William Hoare
pastel, circa 1739
NPG 299

873

Alexander Pope

by William Hoare
red chalk, circa 1739-1743
NPG 873

1778

John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville

studio of William Hoare
oil on canvas, circa 1750-1752
NPG 1778

221

Henry Pelham

by William Hoare
oil on canvas, 1751
NPG 221

2504

Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

studio of William Hoare
oil on canvas, circa 1752-1760
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2504

1050

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

studio of William Hoare
oil on canvas, circa 1754
NPG 1050

258

Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple

by William Hoare
oil on canvas, circa 1757-1760
NPG 258

1537

Richard ('Beau') Nash

after William Hoare
oil on canvas, (circa 1761)
NPG 1537

466

Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke

by William Nelson Gardiner, after William Hoare
watercolour, circa 1800 (1763)
NPG 466

D33065

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

by John Brooks, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D33065

D33066

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

by John Brooks, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D33066

D2485

Samuel Greatheed

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D2485

D2487

Samuel Greatheed

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D2487

D3061

Miss Hoare

by John Faber Jr, after William Hoare
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D3061

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