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.
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
Stourhead, The Hoare Collection (The National Trust)
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Arthur Pond (London 1701 – Rome 1758)