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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Hone (1780-1842), Bookseller, pamphleteer and writer

Bust by Alfred Hone (perhaps his son) exhibited SBA 1836 (878).

Miniature by Horace Hone (no relation) belonged to Mrs French (W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists, 1913, p 511).

Drawing by Cruikshank was engraved in stipple by Rogers, and another drawing shows Hone and Cruikshank sitting at a table, one writing, the other drawing (Hone's Facetiae and Miscellanies, 1827, title-page).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.