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Nathaniel Hone

Nathaniel Hone, by Nathaniel Hone, circa 1760 -NPG 177 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Nathaniel Hone

by Nathaniel Hone
circa 1760
30 in. x 24 7/8 in. (762 mm x 633 mm)
NPG 177

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Acquired in 1864 as probably a portrait of the painter Richard Wilson, [1] but by 1879 it was described as Nathaniel Hone, [2] an identification which is above suspicion. NPG 177 appears contemporary with the self portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland (1003).

Footnotesback to top

1) Letters from J. H. Chance, 23 March 1864 and his agent H. Merritt, 24 March 1864; NPG archive.
2) NPG cats. 1866 as Wilson, and 1879 as Hone.

Referenceback to top

Le Harviel 1992
A. Le Harviel, Nathaniel Hone, 1992, p 22.

Physical descriptionback to top

Grey eyes, brown hair; wearing a dark blue coat; the folder contains blue and white sheets.

Provenanceback to top

Purchased from J. H. Chance (framemaker) 1864.

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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