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HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855)

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HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855)

Caroline Lavinia Lyttelton (1816-1902), seated, in pink dress with puffed sleeves, bows adorning the bodice, a black lace wrap draped over her right arm, wearing a gold necklace, dark hair dressed in ringlets; landscape, pillar and emerald-green curtain background

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HENRY PIERCE BONE (BRITISH, 1779-1855) Caroline Lavinia Lyttelton (1816-1902), seated, in pink dress with puffed sleeves, bows adorning the bodice, a black lace wrap draped over her right arm, wearing a gold necklace, dark hair dressed in ringlets; landscape, pillar and emerald-green curtain background signed, dated and fully inscribed on the counter-enamel 'The Honble Caroline Lavinia Lyttelton Oct 17. 1833 Hagley Decr.1833 Painted from Life for Earl Spencer K.G. by Henry Pierce Bone, Enamel Painter to Her Majesty, and their Royal High -nesses the Duchess of Kent & the Princess Victoria.' enamel on copper rectangular, 5 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. (142 x 116 mm.), gilt-metal mount
Provenance
Commissioned by George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834) and thence by descent.
Exhibited
London, Royal Academy, 1834, no. 451.
Special Notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Please note Payments and Collections will be unavailable on Monday 12th July 2010 due to a major update to the Client Accounting IT system. For further details please call +44 (0) 20 7839 9060 or e-mail info@christies.com

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The present sitter was the 2nd daughter of William Henry, 3rd Baron Lyttleton (1742-1837) and his wife, Lady Sarah Spencer (1787-1870). According to the inscription on the counter-enamel by Henry Pierce Bone, the present portrait was commissioned by George John, 2nd Earl Spencer, K.G. (1758-1834), the sitter's grandfather.

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