Susanna Hoare, Countess of Ailesbury (1732-1783)

Arthur Pond (London 1701 – Rome 1758)
National Trust Inventory Number 732196

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1757 (signed and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 762 x 635 mm (30 x 25 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Stourhead, Wiltshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Stourhead, Wiltshire, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Susannah Hoare, Countess of Ailesbury (1732 - 1783) by Arthur Pond (London c.1700 – Rome 1758), signed and dated Pond pinxit 1757. A half-length oval painted portrait of a dark-haired woman, the daughter of Henry Hoare II, looking to the left, wearing a green and black dress with pink bow and a featherd hat. The costume is similar to that in the full-length portrait painted by Rubens of his wife, Helena Fourment, now in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

She was the daughter of Henry Hoare II (1705-1785) and Susan Colt, his second wife. She married, firstly, Charles, Viscount Dungarvan, in 1753, and secondly, in 1761, Thomas, Lord Bruce, created the 1st Earl of Ailesbury.


By inheritance by the sitter's brother-in-law, Sir Richrad Haore, 1st Bt; given to the National Trust along with the house, its grounds, and the rest of the contents by Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, 6th Bt (1865 – 1947) in 1946

Credit line

Stourhead, The Hoare Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Arthur Pond (London 1701 – Rome 1758), artist

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