Among his old masters were two pictures by Nicolas Poussin.
John Wootton, Samuel Woodforde, and his namesake, William Hoare qq.v. of Bath (no relation). Among his old masters were two pictures by Nicolas Poussin, a double portrait by Carlo Maratta, and pictures by Rembrandt, Gaspard Dughet, and Claude-Joseph Vernet. He commissioned' Caesar and Cleopatra' from Anton Raffael Mengs in 1758. Some of the pictures were sold at the Stourhead heirlooms sale at Christie's in 1883. The sculptor John Rysbrack q.v. was associated with Stourhead from 1744 to his death in 1770. His best-known work for Stourhead, Hercules' (1756), is in the Pantheon at Stourhead, together with his' Flora' (1761). The terracotta model for the figure of Hercules was bequeathed to Hoare in Rysbrack's will. Hoare married firstly in 1726 Anne, daughter of Samuel Masham, first Baron Masham q.v.: she died without surviving issue in 1727. In 1728 he married Susan (died 1743), the daughter of Stephen Colt, and from this marriage he had a son (died 1752) and two daughters
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