HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855), AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK
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HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855), AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK

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HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855), AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK
Lady Margaret Feilding, Duchess of Hamilton, in blue silk décolleté dress with white lace collar and cuffs, fur stole, pearl bracelet, two strings of pearl necklaces, one with drop-pearl at corsage, drop-pearl earrings, further pearls worn with blue ribbon in upswept hair dressed in ringlets, in left hand and draped over right arm, standing in an interior with pillar, curtain and sky background
signed, dated and fully inscribed on the counter-enamel 'Lady Mary Feilding Duchess of Hamilton London Novr. 1839. Painted for J.P. Ord Esq by Henry Pierce Bone Enamel Painter to the Queen the Queen Dowager & the Duchess of Kent. From the Original by Vandyck in the Collection of the Earl of Denbigh Newnham Paddox, Warwickshire.'
enamel on copper
rectangular, 8¼ x 6¾ in. (215 x 170 mm.), gilt-wood frame
Provenance
Henry Pierce Bone; (+) Christie's, London, 14 March 1856, lot 133 (44 gns. to White).
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Lot Essay

Lady Margaret Feilding, Duchess of Hamilton (c. 1613-1638) was the daughter of William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh and Susan Villiers. In 1620 she married James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton (1606-1649). Lady Margaret, or 'Mary' as she was also known, held the office of Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Henrietta Maria.
According to the inscription on the counter-enamel, the portrait by Van Dyck hung at Newnham Paddox, Warwickshire, the ancestral home of the Feilding family.
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