HENRY BONE, R.A. (BRITISH, 1755-1834) AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK (FLEMISH, 1599-1641)
HENRY BONE, R.A. (BRITISH, 1755-1834) AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK (FLEMISH, 1599-1641)

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HENRY BONE, R.A. (BRITISH, 1755-1834) AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK (FLEMISH, 1599-1641)
Catherine Howard, Lady d'Aubigny (1620-1650), in crimson dress, with flowers
Signed, dated and inscribed on the counter-enamel 'Catherine Howard, eldest Daughter / of Theophilus, Earl of Suffolk. First / Married George Lord Aubigney [sic.], 2d. / Son of the Duke of Lenox, & Brother / to the Duke of Richmond - Killed / at the Battle of Edge Hill - / She was secondly Married to James / Levington Earl of Newburgh - / She died at the Hague / London Sept 1821. / Painted by Henry Bone R.A. / Enamel = Painter to Her Majesty / after the Original by Vandyke / in The Collection of the Earl of / Clarendon - The Grove - Herts'
Enamel on copper
Rectangular, 183 x 145 mm., ormolu frame
Provenance
Christie's, London, 19 December 1972, lot 64.
Literature
J.J. Rogers Notice of Henry Bone, R.A. and his Works, Truro, 1880, p. 13.
R. Walker, 'Henry Bone's Pencil Drawings in the National Portrait Gallery', The Walpole Society, LXI, 1999, p. 313, no. 17.

Exhibited
London, Royal Academy, 1822, no. 430.

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Lot Essay

The sitter was the daughter of Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk and she secretly married, in 1638, George Stewart, 9th Seigneur d'Aubigny, a Scottish nobleman and Royalist Commander in the Civil War. He was a cousin of King Charles I. He was killed in the battle of Edgehill when he was only twenty-four years old. Catherine went on to marry James Levingston, 1st Earl of Newburgh. They were suspected of plotting to rescue King Charles I and fled to the Netherlands where Catherine died in 1650.
The original by Van Dyck, which may have been painted to commemorate her first marriage, is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington (1942.9.95) and the preparatory drawing by Bone, dated April 1821, is in the National Portrait Gallery, London (inv. NPG D17227).

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