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Henry Bone

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Henry Bone, by John Jackson, circa 1814 -NPG 3155 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Henry Bone

by John Jackson
circa 1814
9 5/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (245 mm x 206 mm)
NPG 3155

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This drawing was probably intended to form part of the 'Contemporary Portraits' series published by Cadell & Davies 1809-22, though it was never engraved. Jackson's earliest association with the series dates from 1810 when his drawings of Gainsborough's self-portrait and Hoppner's portrait of Pitt were engraved by Meyer. His drawing of Bone, exhibited RA 1814, matches those of Shee, Thomson and Wilkie and probably came from the same sketchbook. They were all bought from Mrs Warner's collection at Sotheby's in 1943. An enamel by Bone himself exhibited RA 1829 (488) 'after John Jackson Esq. R.A.'; two others by his son, William Bone, were in RA 1833 (696) and RA 1836 (910) 'after the original by the late John Jackson Esq R.A.'.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders to right aged about 60, dark grey coat and waistcoat, white shirt; wiry grey hair, brown eyes, slightly protruding upper lip; grey background behind head.

Provenanceback to top

Mrs M. F. Warner and her sale Sotheby's 2 June 1943 (10), bought by Arthur Spencer (Siddons Gallery) from whom bought by the NPG 24 June 1943.

Exhibitionsback to top

RA 1814 (604) and SBA 1833/4 (207) lent by Bone himself.

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.

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