HENRY BONE, R.A. (BRITISH, 1755-1834) AFTER JOHN JACKSON, R.A. (BRITISH, 1778-1831)
HENRY BONE, R.A. (BRITISH, 1755-1834) AFTER JOHN JACKSON, R.A. (BRITISH, 1778-1831)

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HENRY BONE, R.A. (BRITISH, 1755-1834) AFTER JOHN JACKSON, R.A. (BRITISH, 1778-1831)



Lady Georgiana Agar Ellis, later Lady Dover, née Howard (1804-1860), in ermine-trimmed red coat, wearing black hat adorned with ostrich plumes
Signed 'HBone' (lower right) and signed, dated and inscribed on the counter-enamel 'Lady Georgiana Agar Ellis. / London / Nov 1825. / Painted by Henry Bone RA. / Enamel painter to Her Majesty / & to His R.H. the Duke of York /   after the Original by John / Jackson R.A.'
Enamel on copper
Rectangular, 140 x 107 mm., ormolu mount, the frosted gilt-metal mount stamped 'Enamel. HBone. R.A.'
Provenance
Henry Bone, R.A.; his sale, Christie's, London, 30 June 1832, lot 64 (to Tuck).
Literature
R. Walker, 'Henry Bone's Pencil Drawings in the National Portrait Gallery', The Walpole Society, LXI, 1999, p. 312, no. 5.
Exhibited
Royal Academy, London, 1826, no. 436.

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Lot Essay

The sitter was a daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle. She married George Agar Ellis who became 1st Baron Dover and is known for having successfully persuaded government to grant £57,000 for the acquisition of banker John Julius Angerstein's collection of pictures. The group included works by van Dyck, Rubens, Reynolds and Lawrence, amongst others, and they formed the nucleus of the National Gallery's collection. Together they had two sons and two daughters.
Bone's corresponding preparatory drawing, inscribed 'Lady Georgiana Agar Ellis after John Jackson R.A.' and dated 1825 is in the National Portrait Gallery, London (inv. no. NPG D17250). An enamel portrait by Joseph Lee (1780-1859), signed and dated 1826, which also derives from the large-scale portrait by John Jackson, R.A., was sold Bonhams, London, 21 May 2008, lot 47. A further enamel portrait of the sitter's husband by Charles Muss after John Jackson, R.A., was sold Christie's, London, 12 June 2006, lot 52.

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