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Henry Hoare (1705–1785) by William Hoare Stourhead, The Hoare Collection (The National Trust). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Hoare, Henry (1705–1785), banker and patron of art, was born on 7 July 1705, the eldest son of Henry Hoare (1677–1725), banker, and his wife, Jane (d. 1741), daughter of Sir William Benson of Bromley. His grandfather, Sir Richard Hoare (1648–1719), was the founder of ...