PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER - WILLIAM HOARE
Portrait on an officer/redcoat, 18th century oil on canvas in later pierced and moulded antique frame.
William Hoare (1707-1792)
Hoare was the son of a wealthy farmer, who received a classical education and studied art under Grisoni. He accompanied him to Italy in 1728 and spent nine years mainly in Rome. Returning to England in 1739 he settled in Bath in 1739 where he lived for the next fifty years. Hoare had a highly successful practice painting portraits in crayons and oils and he painted major portraits of political figures in the 1740s and 1750s. He exhibited his work at the Society of Artists and the Royal Academy from 1761 to 1779 and was elected an associate in 1769. A frequent visitor to Stourhead, Henry Hoare was amongst his most enthusiastic patrons.
Throughout the 1760s and 1770s his portraits developed a softer, more natural style and under Gainsborough’s influence his brush work becomes more feathery. William died in Bath aged 84 in December 1792. His portraits are of the highest caliber and the sitters are sensitively portrayed.
Works Represented: Stourhead; National Portrait Gallery, London; Victoria & Albert Museum London; Plas Newydd; Rhode Island School of Design.
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Internal Ref: 00008
Canvas: 20.5" x 16.5" , 74cm x 60cm.
Framed: 29" x 24", 52cm x 42cm.