Lady Dungarvan, Countess of Ailesbury (née Susannah Hoare)

Mary Hoareabout 1760

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Susannah Hoare (1732 - 1783) was the elder daughter of Henry Hoare II from his second marriage. After the death of her first husband, Susannah resided at Stourhead, the family seat, with her father. Wearing a widow's cap, she is dressed in half-mourning with a pink silk gown lined with delicate black ruffles.

Both pendant portraits, that of Susannah and her father, retain their original, matching gilt-wood frames decorated with curving leaves that culminate in c-shaped scrolls.

Learn more about this pastel and similar works in Eighteenth-Century Pastel Portraits on Google Arts & Culture.


  • Title: Lady Dungarvan, Countess of Ailesbury (née Susannah Hoare)
  • Creator: Mary Hoare
  • Date Created: about 1760
  • Location Created: England
  • Physical Dimensions: 61 × 45.7 cm (24 × 18 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Pastel on blue paper, mounted on canvas
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2013.47.2
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Attributed to Mary Hoare (English, 1744 - 1820)
  • Classification: Drawings (Visual Works)

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