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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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Philip Thicknesse, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 4192

Philip Thicknesse

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

John Hinchliffe, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 5563

John Hinchliffe

by Nathaniel Hone
oil on canvas, 1757
NPG 5563

Nathaniel Hone, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 1878

Nathaniel Hone

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

Nathaniel Hone, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 177

Nathaniel Hone

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

George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 4910

George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

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

Sir John Fielding, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 3834

Sir John Fielding

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

Unknown man, formerly known as Peter Collinson, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 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

Kitty Fisher, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 2354

Kitty Fisher

by Nathaniel Hone
oil on canvas, 1765
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2354

Unknown man, formerly known as Horace Walpole, attributed to Nathaniel Hone - NPG 116

Unknown man, formerly known as Horace Walpole

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

John Wesley, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 135

John Wesley

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

William Baillie, by William Baillie, after  Nathaniel Hone - NPG D30445

William Baillie

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

Emanuel Collins, by James Macardell, after  Nathaniel Hone - NPG D34038

Emanuel Collins

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

Emanuel Collins, by James Macardell, after  Nathaniel Hone - NPG D34039

Emanuel Collins

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

Emanuel Collins, by James Macardell, after  Nathaniel Hone - NPG D1496

Emanuel Collins

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

Emanuel Collins, by James Macardell, after  Nathaniel Hone - NPG D1497

Emanuel Collins

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

William Baillie, by Nathaniel Hone, after  Robert Edge Pine - NPG D23314

William Baillie

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

The Brickdust Man, by James Watson, published by  Henry Parker, published by  Elizabeth Bakewell, after  Nathaniel Hone - NPG D9492

The Brickdust Man

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

Laetitia Pilkington (née Van Lewen), by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Nathaniel Hone - NPG D40223

Laetitia Pilkington (née Van Lewen)

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Nathaniel Hone
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D40223

Nathaniel Hone, by Edward Fisher, after  Nathaniel Hone - NPG D3074

Nathaniel Hone

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

Nathaniel Hone, by Edward Fisher, after  Nathaniel Hone - NPG D3075

Nathaniel Hone

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

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