A fine portrait of a young Lady
A fine portrait of a young Lady
A fine portrait of a young Lady

HORACE HONE A.R.A (1754-1825)

A fine portrait of a young Lady

1790 Dublin

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A fine portrait of young lady wearing white dress, the bodice split to reveal blue skirt adorned with strands of pearls

set in the original gold frame, the reverse with initials DD on locks of hair tied with gold wire on opalescent ground

Hone exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1772 and was elected ARA in 1779. In 1782 he went to Dublin and established a practice as a miniature portrait painter. He specialised in richly coloured head-and-shoulders miniatures, working mostly in watercolour and occasionally in enamel; Appointed Miniature Painter to the Prince of Wales (later George IV) in 1795, he returned to London in 1804, also working in Bath that year. Hone continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1822.
Edward Grovsenor Paine Collection, Christie’s, 23 October, 1979
An English private collection
Height 62.00 mm (2.44 inches)
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watercolour on ivory
signed on the obverse in monogram and dated 1790
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