Nathaniel HONE (1718-1784), MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A LADY WITH LARGE PINK HAT, DATED 1749

TECHNIQUE: enamel miniature

ARSTIST: Nathaniel HONE (1718-1784)

SIGNED: NH 1749

FRAME : Double-sided brooch in English gold from the end of the 18th century, hair on opalescent glass background on the reverse, retained by pearls, under glass.

PORTRAIT SIZE: 5,5x4,5cm

FRAME SIZE: 6x4,8cm

DESCRIPTION :

Important miniature on enamel by Nathaniel HONE (1718-1784), monogrammed and dated right : NH 1749.

The portrait shows a young woman in profile, (which is unique in the career of the artist) the hair retained by a lace headdress and a large pink silk capelin, matched her dress.

Nathaniel Hone settled in London around 1742. One year after this fine portrait (1749), he went to Rome and then to Florence where he was made a member of the Academy. He founded the Royal Academy on his return to England, and exhibited his entire life in London.

His enamels are rare, those of large size like this one , even more.


CONDITION: Perfect original condition for the enamel portrait, cracks on opalescent glass on reverse

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Blattel, Schidlof, Darmon, Foster

PRICE: 4800€