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HENRY BONE, R.A. (BRITISH, 1755-1834), AFTER TITIAN
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HENRY BONE, R.A. (BRITISH, 1755-1834), AFTER TITIAN

Alessandro Farnese (1468-1549), Pope Paul III (1534-1549), seated three-quarter-length, in papal robes

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HENRY BONE, R.A. (BRITISH, 1755-1834), AFTER TITIAN
Alessandro Farnese (1468-1549), Pope Paul III (1534-1549), seated three-quarter-length, in papal robes
signed 'HBone' (lower left); inscribed in full on the counter-enamel and dated 'Pope Paul the third London May 1810 Painted by Henry Bone ARA. Enamel Painter in Ordinary to His Majesty and Enamel Painter to His R.H. the Prince of Wales after Titian'
enamel on copper
rectangular, 7 7/8 x 6¼ in. (198 x 156 mm.), gilt-metal mount engraved 'Enamel HBone' (lower right)
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Lot Essay

Richard Walker ('Henry Bone's Pencil Drawings in the National Portrait Gallery', Walpole Society, LXI, 1999, p. 339, no. 398) mentions the preparatory drawing for this miniature which is inscribed 'Pope Paul 3rd by - Titian. April 1810. Original O. Humpry Esqre for George Bowles Esqre.'
This miniature is after Titian's portrait of Paul III without cap which hangs in the National Gallery, Naples.
Pope Paul III (1468-1549) was born Alessandro Farnese. He became Pope from 1534 until his death. He called the Council of Trent in 1545. He was one of the few popes to have fathered children before his election. He was a patron of the arts, commissioning Michelangelo to paint 'The Last Judgement'.
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