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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 604

    HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855)

    Sir William FitzHerbert (1874-1963), 7th Baronet of Tissington, in navy double-breasted frock coat with black satin lapels, white stand-collar waistcoat, white frilled cravat and stock, short grey hair, seated holding a gold snuff-box in his right hand; red curtain background

    Price Realised  

    HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855)
    Sir William FitzHerbert (1874-1963), 7th Baronet of Tissington, in navy double-breasted frock coat with black satin lapels, white stand-collar waistcoat, white frilled cravat and stock, short grey hair, seated holding a gold snuff-box in his right hand; red curtain background
    enamel on copper
    Oval, 7½ in. (137 mm.) high, rectangular gilt-metal réverbère mount engraved 'ENAMEL. H. P. BONE' in the lower right corner within hinged green velvet-lined red leather travelling case


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    The present miniature is probably signed and dated on the counter-enamel. Henry Pierce Bone and his father, Henry Bone, R.A. (1755-1834) usually signed in full and dated their works in this way, however the miniature's current frame precludes inspection without risking damage to the enamel.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this miniature is signed and dated, 'H.P. Bone 1835' (lower left).
    Please note the sitter is Alleyne FitzHerbert (1753-1839), 1st Baron St. Helens. For a comparative portrait of the sitter please see the figure on p.7 of the sale catalogue.