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Horace Hone

Horace Hone, by Horace Hone, 1795 -NPG 1879 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Horace Hone

by Horace Hone
2 5/8 in. x 2 in. (67 mm x 51 mm) oval
NPG 1879

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Signed and dated with a pale grey monogram: HH 1795, and inscribed on reverse in ink: Mr Horace Hone

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Head and shoulders to right in dark blue coat, white shirt-frill, grey powdered hair, blue eyes, plump rosy complexion and smiling expression.

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Bequeathed in 1920 by H. V. Metcalfe (possibly a descendant as Hone's sister Mary married a Dr Metcalfe and Nathaniel Hone painted 'Miss Julie Metcalfe with her dog').

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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