Prince Hoare (elder)
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.
|Work||Year||Location (as of 2007)|
|Marble bust of Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield||1741||Ranger's House|
|Several statues for Henry Hoare||1759||—|
|Bust of Beau Nash||1761||Guildhall, Bath|
|Monument to Alexander Pope||1761||St. Mary's Church, Twickenham|
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