1 of 9 portraits of Nathaniel Hone
- Extended catalogue entry
Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by Nathaniel Hone
1 1/4 in. x 1 1/8 in. (32 mm x 28 mm) oval
Inscriptionback to top
Signed verso: Nat Hone/Pictor/NH Pinx.
This portraitback to top
A date of c.1755 is suggested on comparison with the dated miniature of 1749, which appears to show a younger man.
Referenceback to top
Le Harviel 1992
A. Le Harviel, Nathaniel Hone, 1992, p 27 as c.1750.
Physical descriptionback to top
Blue eyes, white powdered air, wearing a golden yellow coat and waistcoat.
Provenanceback to top
Bequeathed by H. V. Metcalfe1 1920.
1 Possibly a descendant; Hone’s niece Mary married a Dr Metcalfe.
Exhibitionsback to top
Angelika Kauffmann und ihr Zeitgenossen, Bregenz, Vienna, 1968 (286).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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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