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Hoare, William

Evelyn Newby

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198604761
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/13388
Hoare, William

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Hoare, William (1707/8–1792), portrait painter, was born near Eye, Suffolk, the eldest of the three children of John Hoare, a prosperous farmer and land agent. The family soon moved to Berkshire and William was sent to school in Faringdon where he showed an early talent for drawing. His father was persuaded to send him to ...

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Subjects: Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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