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William Hoare

(1707-1792), Portrait painter

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist associated with 74 portraits
Hoare was apprenticed to the painter and sculptor Giuseppe Grisoni, with whom he travelled to Rome in 1728. He returned to England temporarily around 1733 and permanently four years later. Moving to Bath in 1739, he become 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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Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, by William Hoare - NPG L245

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo

by William Hoare
oil on canvas, 1733
On display in Room 12 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L245

Richard ('Beau') Nash, after William Hoare - NPG 1537

Richard ('Beau') Nash

after William Hoare
oil on canvas, probably 18th century, based on a work of circa 1761
NPG 1537

Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, by William Nelson Gardiner, after  William Hoare - NPG 466

Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke

by William Nelson Gardiner, after William Hoare
watercolour, circa 1800, based on a work of 1763
NPG 466

Samuel Greatheed, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D2485

Samuel Greatheed

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

Samuel Greatheed, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D2487

Samuel Greatheed

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

Miss Hoare, by John Faber Jr, after  William Hoare - NPG D3061

Miss Hoare

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

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