Henry Hoare, "The Magnificent", of Stourhead

William Hoareabout 1750 - 1760

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Through strict profile in the manner of ancient Roman coins, William Hoare captures the commanding personality and charisma of Henry Hoare II (1705 - 1785). Although not related, the artist was a personal friend and frequent guest of the sitter, which enabled him to perceptively portray Henry Hoare's character. Astute management of the family bank, C. Hoare & Co., financed Henry's extensive patronage of the arts, earning him the nickname "The Magnificent.'' Under his direction, the garden at Stourhead, his family home, was transformed into one of the earliest and finest examples of the English landscape garden.

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  • Title: Henry Hoare, "The Magnificent", of Stourhead
  • Creator: William Hoare
  • Date: about 1750 - 1760
  • Location Created: England
  • Physical Dimensions: 61 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Pastel on paper
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Drawing
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 2013.47.1
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Paintings
  • Culture: English
  • Classification: Drawings