27 November 2007
NATHANIEL HONE (ANGLO-IRISH, 1718-1784)
A young gentleman, in gold-bordered blue coat, white waistcoat and shirt, powdered wig en queue
signed and dated 'NHone 1748' (mid-right)
enamel on copper
oval, 1 5/8 in. (42 mm.) high, silver-gilt frame
Auction Wilfried Haller, Hanover, 28 April 1979.
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