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Nathaniel Hone

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Nathaniel Hone, by Nathaniel Hone, circa 1760-1770 -NPG 1878 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Nathaniel Hone

by Nathaniel Hone
circa 1760-1770
1 1/4 in. x 1 1/8 in. (32 mm x 28 mm) oval
NPG 1878

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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