An unknown but probable Irish Marquess
An unknown but probable Irish Marquess
An unknown but probable Irish Marquess

HENRY PIERCE BONE (1779-1855)

An unknown but probable Irish Marquess

c. 1800 United Kingdom

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wearing ceremonial dress a fur edged red cloak trimmed with gold over black robe and tied cravat
Painted in enamel set in rectangular black papier-mâché frame the
gilt mount surmounted with three flowers on a coronet

Although the identity of the sitter remains anonymous the coronet above the portrait indicates that the sitter is a Marquess. A British marquess is entitled to a coronet bearing four strawberry leaves (three visible) and four silver balls (or pearls) around the rim (two visible). The actual coronet is worn mostly on certain ceremonial occasions, but a marquess can bear his coronet of rank on his coat of arms above the shield.
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 6, 14 (#9)
Dimensions
Height 3.50 inch (8.89 cm)
Stock Code
4499
Medium
enamel on copper
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