2 - 3 June 2015
NATHANIEL HONE (ANGLO-IRISH, 1718-1784)
Thomas Stephens, aged thirty-six, in crimson coat with gold braiding, white waistcoat, powdered hair en queue and black wig bag
signed on the obverse with monogram and dated 'NH / 1753' (lower right) and in full on the counter-enamel 'Thos Stephens / AET. 36. 1753 / NHone pinx.t'
Enamel on copper
Oval, 42 mm. high, gilt-metal mount
The counter-enamel with Hickson collection label.
S. H. V. Hickson Collection; Sotheby's, London, 10 November 1969, lot 22.
Bonhams, London, 22 March 1994, lot 39.
The late Mrs T.S. Eliot (1926-2012) Collection, London.
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D. Foskett, Collecting Miniatures, Woodbridge, 1979, p. 179, illustrated pl. 41C.
D. Foskett, Miniatures. Dictionary and Guide, Woodbridge, 1987, p. 179, pl. 41C.
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