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HENRY BONE, R.A. (BRITISH, 1755-1834)
King George IV (1762-1830) when Prince of Wales, in double-breasted brown coat, white knotted cravat, wearing the breast-star of the Order of the Garter; sky background
signed on the obverse 'HBone' (mid-left) and signed, dated and inscribed on the counter-enamel 'H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. London 1809 Painted by H.y Bone ARA Enamel painter in Ordinary to His Majesty and Enamel painter to His RH. the Prince of Wales'
enamel on copper
oval, 2¼ in. (58 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount

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This miniature derives from a portrait by Thomas Phillips painted in 1806. Versions of the Bone copies date from 1806 to 1812 and three which are identical to the present portrait are in the British Royal Collection (see R. Walker, The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, Cambridge, 1992, pp. 277 and 280, nos. 753 and 755, and V. Remington, Victorian Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, London, 2010, I, p. 77, no. 110).

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