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A fine portrait miniature of a Lady wearing large hat


Artist: Horace Hone

Signed with monogram on the obverse and dated 1789, locks of hair on the reverse
Hone at the age of 16, in 1772, he began to exhibit in the Royal Academy. He was elected an Associate in 1779. On the invitation of the Countess Temple, afterwards Marchioness of Buckingham, he went to Ireland in 1782 when Lord Temple was appointed to the Vice-royalty, and soon acquired a large and fashionable practice. He settled first in Capel Street and afterwards lived for some years in Dorset Street. In his house there Francis Grose died in 1791. In 1794 he moved to 9 Nassau Street; in 1800 he was at 14 Charlemont Street, and in 1801 and 1802 at 12 Lower Mount Street. He painted many of the prominent personages of the time in Dublin, such as the Earl of Charlemont, the Countess of Lanesborough, the Duke of Leinster, Lady O'Neill, Lord Powerscourt and James Gandon the architect. In 1784 he painted a miniature of Mrs. Siddons,
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Year                 1789.
Medium                 Watercolour on ivory,
Signed                 signed with monogram and dated
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