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John Hoole (1727-1803), Writer and translator

Sitter in 6 portraits
John Hoole started his career as a clerk in the East India Company in 1744. He was promoted to become an auditor, wrote Present State of the English East India Company's Affairs (1772) and remained there until his retirement. Hole had studied Italian for pleasure, and he gained a reputation as a translator of Italian literature. Amongst other works, he published translations of Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered (1763), and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1773-83). He was also the author of three unsuccessful plays.

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John Hoole

by George Dance
pencil and wash, 1793
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John Hoole

by William Daniell, after George Dance
pencil, circa 1802-1814 (1793)
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John Hoole

by Mary Dawson Turner (nee Palgrave), after Ozias Humphry
etching, (1784)
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John Hoole

by Mary Dawson Turner (nee Palgrave), after Ozias Humphry
etching, (1784)
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John Hoole

by and published by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 15 August 1810 (12 October 1793)
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John Hoole

by and published by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 15 August 1810 (12 October 1793)
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