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HENRY BONE, R.A. (1755-1834)
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HENRY BONE, R.A. (1755-1834)

John Williams Hope (1757-1813), facing left in blue coat with gold buttons and black collar, white waistcoat and frilled cravat, powdered hair

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HENRY BONE, R.A. (1755-1834)
John Williams Hope (1757-1813), facing left in blue coat with gold buttons and black collar, white waistcoat and frilled cravat, powdered hair
signed on the obverse 'HBone' (lower left) and signed, dated and inscribed in full on the counter-enamel '-Williams Hope Esq. Painted by Henry Bone ARA. Enamel painter to His R.H. the Prince of Wales after a Miniature painted in 1795 by R Cosway R.A. April 1806.'
enamel on copper
oval, 3½ in. (88 mm.) high, ormolu frame, fitted red leather case
Provenance
Maxime Hébert, Paris, no. 1391.
Ernst Holzscheiter, Meilen; (+) Sotheby's, London, 9 June 1986, lot 38.
Literature
R. Walker, 'Henry Bone's Pencil Drawings', The Walpole Society, LX, 1999, p. 331, no.277.
Exhibited
Arenenberg, Napoleonmuseum, Miniaturen und Karikaturen, 1954, no. 5 (lent by Ernst Holzscheiter).
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Lot Essay

John Williams Hope was a banker and merchant. The son of William Williams, he assumed the name of Hope on his marriage to Ann, niece and heiress of Henry Hope. A banker in Amsterdam, he was one of the eight statesman of Holland 1794-1806.
A miniature of the sitter by Richard Cosway, signed and dated 1796, was sold from the di Portanova Collection, Christie's, New York, 20 October 2000, lot 37 and is illustrated in D. Foskett, Miniatures: Dictionary and Guide, Woodbridge, 1987, p. 360, pl. 104C.
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