Henry Pelham (1694-1754) Prime Minister

  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • 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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    Henry Pelham (1694-1754) Prime Minister
    Oil on canvas
    height: 126.00 cm, width: 102.50 cm
    Presented by John Buxton Pelham, 8th Earl of Chichester, July 1937
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    Collection of John Buxton Pelham, 8th Earl of Chichester; by whom presented to the Office of Works in 1937
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