Portrait of Lettice Mary Banks by William Hoare

Half-length portrait of Lettice Mary Banks (1716 - 1757), the aunt of Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist.


Oil on canvas
57.5 x 43.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,100 ( Total: £4,400)
Acquired in:
Trim Bridge Galleries

When Hoare arrived in Bath in 1738, there was little competition but great demand for portraits which continued after Gainsborough's arrival in 1759.


Trim Bridge Galleries, Bath in 1984/5; Mrs Christine Gordon; Trim Bridge Galleries, 2002.

Venue details

The Holburne Museum Great Pulteney Street, BATH Somerset BA2 4DB 01225 388588 www.holburne.org

Entry details

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