Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (1693-1768)

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • About the artist
    William Hoare produced portraits in both oil and pastel. He was based in Bath and it was there he achieved most success. He studied in London in the 1720s and in 1728 travelled to Italy, where he remained for about a decade. There he made contact with Grand Tourists and established the foundations of patronage which continued to serve him well on his return to England. He settled in Bath in the late 1730s, where there was a great demand for portraits. He was involved in the early discussions which eventually led to the creation of the Royal Academy of Art in London in 1768 and George III added Hoare’s name as a founding member of the Academy. Hoare enjoyed a successful career until his death in 1792.
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    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (1693-1768)
    Date
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Bequeathed by Sir Edward Walter Hamilton, 1908
    Provenance
    Bequeathed to 10 Downing Street by Sir Edward Walter Hamilton, 1908
    GAC number
    0/20/12