Lady Dungarvan, Countess of Ailesbury (née

by Mary Hoare

Susannah Hoare (1732 - 1783) was the elder daughter of Henry Hoare II from his second marriage. After the death of her first husband, Susannah resided at Stourhead, the family seat, with her father. Wearing a widow's cap, she is dressed in half-mourning with a pink silk gown lined with delicate black ruffles. Both pendant portraits, that of Susannah and her father, retain their original, matching gilt-wood frames decorated with curving leaves that culminate in c-shaped scrolls.

Pastel on blue paper, mounted on canvas (about 1760)

by Attributed to Mary Hoare (English, 1744-1820)

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