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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Prince Hoare (1755-1834), Painter and dramatist; son of William Hoare

Oil by Northcote painted probably during their travels together in Italy 1778-80, and engraved by Ridley for The Monthly Mirror, 1 September 1798; a pencil and watercolour copy by Jackson is in the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath (reproduced Apollo, May 1927, p 203).

Oil self-portrait in Uffizi, probably painted for presentation to the Gallery, head and shoulders profile to right in a plumed hat in the manner of Rembrandt, signed: P. Hoare, exhibited 'Firenze e l'Inghilterra' in the Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 1971 (57) reproduced in catalogue.

Oil self-portrait in Royal Academy, profile to left painted from his reflection in a mirror, exhibited 'Treasures of the RA', 1963 (28); no evidence supports the tradition that it was finished by Gainsborough.

Oil self-portrait in the Uffizi given by Hoare to the Accademia di Belle Arti in July 1780 (Northcote, Memorials, p 180), head and shoulders profile to right in Van Dyck costume, signed and dated: P. Hoare/1780, exhibited 'Firenze e l'Inghilterra' 1971 (56) reproduced in catalogue.

Portrait by Northcote, not mentioned in James Northcote's list of paintings but engraved by Condé for The European Magazine, 1 March 1798, profile to left in a voluminous bow-tie.

Chalk drawing by Dance in British Museum (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, II, p 4), profile dated: Nov. 12. 1798, exhibited RA engraved by W. Daniel 1814, and sold Christie's 1 July 1898 (67).

Oil by Opie possibly that exhibited RA 1800 (79) as 'Mr Hoare', and later engraved by Hopwood for The Cabinet, 1 July 1807.

Portrait by De Wilde exhibited RA 1804 (511).

Miniature by Satchwell exhibited RA 1813 (487).

Bust by Garrard exhibited RA 1815 (879).

Bust by Bonomi of which a cast dated 1822 was destroyed in the Crystal Palace fire 1936 (Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, 1953, p 58); the marble may have been that exhibited RA 1835 (1087).

Oil sketch by Lawrence of the head only was sold Anderson's Gallery, New York 17-19 February 1926 (158) bought Samuel Seabury (Kenneth Garlick, ‘Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings and Pastels of Sir Thomas Lawrence’ in Walpole Society Journal, XXXIX, 1964, p 106). Charles Turner's mezzotint, published 1831, was probably used for Brockedon's drawing, NPG 2515 (27). Replicas are in Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, and at Agnew's 'Pictures under £1000’ exhibited 1968 (23) as by Margaret Carpenter.

Oil attributed to British School early 19th century, in the Foundling Hospital, three-quarter-length seated holding a paper (Benedict Nicolson, Treasures of the Foundling Hospital, 1972, p 60, and reproduced in Nichols & Wray, History, 1935, p 279).

Drawing by William Brockedon (NPG 2515(27) and Richard Ormond, National Portrait Gallery: Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p 554).

Two self-portraits, a pastel and a miniature, bought for 30 guineas by John Lane from Alfred Jones of Bath in April 1918 (British Museum Add. MSS. 50857).

Oil self-portrait sold by Rev. John Francis Ashton at Christie's 7 June 1918 (104) and again at Christie's 2 August 1918 (150), half-length profile seated to left in red coat, yellow waistcoat, white stock, youthful appearance (sketches in NPG copies of catalogues).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.