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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 160

    Nathaniel Hone, R.A. (Dublin 1718-1784 London)

    Portrait of George Gostling, half-length, a drawing of the Madonna and Child in his right hand

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    Nathaniel Hone, R.A. (Dublin 1718-1784 London)
    Portrait of George Gostling, half-length, a drawing of the Madonna and Child in his right hand
    inscribed 'George Gostling painted by Hone' (on an old handwritten label on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    30¼ x 25 1/8 in. (76.8 x 63.8 cm.)


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    Nathaniel Hone was the best known Irish portrait painter of his generation. Born in Dublin, he trained under Robert West. Like many of his fellow countrymen, as a young man he moved to England, where the market offered greater possibilities. Hone initially specialised in painting portrait miniatures but gave this up in the 1760s to concentrate on life-scale portraiture. He built up a fashionable portrait practice, and was one of two Irish founding members of the Royal Academy, the other being George Barret.

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    Provenance

    with Thos. Agnew & Sons, London.