ca. 1785/1786 Mrs. Anne Hoare (1737–1759) by Samuel Woodforde after Francis Cotes (Stourhead - Stourhead, Wiltshire UK)

According to her article in thepeerage, Anne Hoare, née Hoare, married Sir Richard Hoare, 1st Baronet Hoare, of Barn Elms, County Surrey. They had a son who became the second Baronet. He married Frances Ann Acland after Anne died.


The lavish use of lace in Lady Anne's dress is noteworthy. The full engageantes and short coiffure, and her life span, date this to the 1750s. It could have even been an advertising portrait done before she married.

Keywords:  Cotes, Woodforde, Anne Hoare, Hoare family, British, short coiffure, floral headdress, neck band, lace, bateau neckline, modesy piece, stomacher, revers, three quarter length close sleeves, engageantes, vee waistline, panniers, earrings

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