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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 289

    HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855)

    A gentleman, in fox fur-lined black robe, fur vest, white shirt, brown leather four-cornered hat, wavy auburn hair

    Price Realised  

    HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855)
    A gentleman, in fox fur-lined black robe, fur vest, white shirt, brown leather four-cornered hat, wavy auburn hair
    signed and dated on the counter-enamel 'Parmegiano Painted by Henry Pierce Bone after a picture by him self, in the Collection of Jos. Neeld Esq.re MP &c &c. July 1852.'
    enamel on copper
    octagonal, 3½ x 3 in. (89 x 76 mm.), rectangular gilt-wood frame with octagonal mount and bevelled edges


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    The Christie's sale catalogue of 13 and 14 March 1856, featuring over 170 works by Henry Pierce Bone from the artist's estate, lists two miniatures of 'Parmegiano, After Parmegiano. In the Collection of Jos. Neeld, Esq.' (lots 46 and 59).
    Joseph Neeld, M.P. (c. 1800-1856) used the vast inheritance bequeathed him by his uncle, the successful goldsmith Philip Rundell, to form a stunning collection of paintings. Neeld housed the collection at his No. 6 Grosvenor Square residence.
    The present miniature is after Parmigianino's (1503-1540) Portrait of an Unidentified Man, possibly a collector of note, painted before 1524, now in the National Gallery, London (NG6441).

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