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Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784), Portrait and miniature painter

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist associated with 56 portraits
Hone was a Dublin-born portrait painter, miniaturist and engraver. He moved to England as a youth and worked as a travelling portrait painter. In 1742 he married the wealthy Mary Earle in York Minster. The couple moved to London where Hone established himself painting portraits and narrative scenes. In 1768, he became a founder member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

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4192

Philip Thicknesse

by Nathaniel Hone
enamel on copper, 1757
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4192

5563

John Hinchliffe

by Nathaniel Hone
oil on canvas, 1757
NPG 5563

1878

Nathaniel Hone

by Nathaniel Hone
enamel on copper, circa 1760-1770
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1878

177

Nathaniel Hone

by Nathaniel Hone
oil on canvas, circa 1760
On display on Floor 2: Getting the Picture at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 177

4910

George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

by Nathaniel Hone
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1760
NPG 4910

3834

Sir John Fielding

by Nathaniel Hone
oil on canvas, 1762
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3834

6283

Unknown man, formerly known as Peter Collinson

by Nathaniel Hone
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1765
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6283

2354

Kitty Fisher

by Nathaniel Hone
oil on canvas, 1765
NPG 2354

116

Unknown man, formerly known as Horace Walpole

attributed to Nathaniel Hone
oil on canvas, circa 1765
NPG 116

135

John Wesley

by Nathaniel Hone
oil on canvas, circa 1766
On display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 135

D30445

William Baillie

by William Baillie, after Nathaniel Hone
stipple engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D30445

D34038

Emanuel Collins

by James Macardell, after Nathaniel Hone
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D34038

D34039

Emanuel Collins

by James Macardell, after Nathaniel Hone
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D34039

D1496

Emanuel Collins

by James Macardell, after Nathaniel Hone
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D1496

D1497

Emanuel Collins

by James Macardell, after Nathaniel Hone
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D1497

D23314

William Baillie

by Nathaniel Hone, after Robert Edge Pine
etching, 1752
NPG D23314

D9492

The Brickdust Man

by James Watson, published by Henry Parker, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, after Nathaniel Hone
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D9492

D3074

Nathaniel Hone

by Edward Fisher, after Nathaniel Hone
mezzotint, (circa 1760)
NPG D3074

D3075

Nathaniel Hone

by Edward Fisher, after Nathaniel Hone
mezzotint, (circa 1760)
NPG D3075

D3076

Nathaniel Hone

by Edward Fisher, after Nathaniel Hone
mezzotint, (circa 1760)
NPG D3076

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