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Henry Bone (1755-1834), Enamel painter

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist associated with 676 portraits
Born in Cornwall, he moved to London in 1779 where he worked on jewellery designs and the enamelling of watches and fans. He began to exhibit miniatures at the Royal Academy in 1781. Bone's technique began with a pencil copy of the chosen picture onto squared paper. This would be traced with red chalk onto the enamel surface that would then be fired to fix the chalk outline. He executed many beautiful miniature pieces of much larger size than had been attempted before in England. Among them are copies of eighty-five portraits painted during the time of Queen Elizabeth I that are considered among his greatest works.

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6290

Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

by Henry Bone, after Sir William Beechey
enamel on copper, 1801 (circa 1793)
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6290

6603

Samuel Whitbread the Elder

by Henry Bone, after Sir William Beechey
enamel on copper, 1796
NPG 6603

1644

Robert Bloomfield

by Henry Bone
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, circa 1800
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1644

D17359

Henry Gawler; John Bellenden Gawler (later Ker)

by Henry Bone, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, April 1820 (1777)
NPG D17359

D17264

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

by Henry Bone, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
pen and ink, circa 1790-1834 (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D17264

D17272

Hon. Frances Henley-Ongley

by Henry Bone, possibly after Andrew Plimer
pen and ink, probably late 18th century (circa 1790)
NPG D17272

D17367

Unknown boy

by Henry Bone, possibly after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1793 (1747)
NPG D17367

D17255

Elizabeth Anne Parkyns (nee James), Lady Rancliffe

by Henry Bone, after John Hoppner
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1795 (1794)
NPG D17255

D17259

Mary Grey (nee Whitbread), Lady Grey

by Henry Bone, possibly after Sir William Beechey
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1795
NPG D17259

D17287

William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in pencil for transfer, 1795 (exhibited 1794)
NPG D17287

D17253

Louisa Cornwallis (nee Gordon), Marchioness of Cornwallis

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1796 (1795)
NPG D17253

D17254

Thomas Grosvenor

by Henry Bone, after John Hoppner
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1796 (exhibited 1795)
NPG D17254

D17262

Sir Walter Farquhar, Bt

by Henry Bone, after Sir Henry Raeburn
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1796 (exhibited 1798)
NPG D17262

D17290

James Brudenell, 5th Earl of Cardigan

by Henry Bone, after Sir William Beechey
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1796 (circa 1796)
NPG D17290

D17258

Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton

by Henry Bone, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1797 (1783-1784)
NPG D17258

D17260

Robert Cunninghame Graham (Robert Graham of Gartmore)

by Henry Bone, after Sir Henry Raeburn
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1797 (circa 1794)
NPG D17260

D17275

Charlotte Maria Rous (nee Whittaker), Countess Stradbroke

by Henry Bone, after Sir William Beechey
pencil and watercolour drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1797 (exhibited 1796)
NPG D17275

D17347

Mrs Gooch

by Henry Bone, after Sir William Beechey
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1797 (exhibited 1799)
NPG D17347

D17257

Mr Grenfell (possibly Pascoe Grenfell)

by Henry Bone, after George Romney
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1798 (1796)
NPG D17257

D17261

John Hunter

by Henry Bone, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1798 (1786)
NPG D17261