Prince Hoare (elder)

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This article is about the sculptor brother of William Hoare. For William's painter and playwright son, see Prince Hoare (younger).

Prince Hoare (ca. 1711 – 5 November 1769) was an English sculptor. "Prince" is a given name, not a royal title.

Possibly born near Eye, Suffolk, brother of William Hoare, he trained under Peter Scheemakers in London. He subsequently settled in Bath with his brother but spent much of the 1740s in Italy. He returned to Bath in 1749 and remained active as a sculptor. On 26 May 1751 he married Mary Coulthurst (1716-1751) daughter of the clothier Henry Coulthurst of Melksham with a dowry of £6,000. Despite his new found wealth he continued as a sculptor. He died in Bath on the 5th Nov 1769.[1]


Work Year Location (as of 2007)
Marble bust of Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield[1] 1741 Ranger's House
Several statues for Henry Hoare[1] 1759
Chimney-pieces[1] 1760–1762 Corsham Court
Bust of Beau Nash[1] 1761 Guildhall, Bath
Monument to Alexander Pope[1] 1761 St. Mary's Church, Twickenham


  1. ^ a b c d e f Newby (2006)


  • Newby, Evelyn (1986). "The Hoares of Bath". Bath History. 1: 90–127.  ISBN 0-86299-294-X
  • Newby, E. (2006) "Prince Hoare I", Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press, retrieved 15 August 2007 (subscription required)
  • Whinney, M.; ed. J. Physick (1988). Sculpture in Britain, 1530–1830 (Pelican History of Art, rev. ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 457, n.20. ISBN 0140561234.