Prince Hoare was born in Bath and died in Brighton on 22 December 1834. He studied art at the Royal Academy and then under the German painter Anton Raffael Mengs in Rome. In 1785 Hoare stopped exhibiting paintings due to ill-health, and, after a recuperative sojourn in Portugal, began a career as a writer of operas and farces. He became Honorary Foreign Secretary of the Royal Academy in 1799, and published several works in that capacity. He also wrote a number of other books and essays on the fine arts.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.