Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834)
Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset (1536-1608), wearing tall black hat and black doublet embroidered with gold, white cuffs and pleated ruff, a brown fur stole around his shoulders, the badge of the Order of the Garter on a blue ribbon around his neck, holding a long white staff in his right hand.
Enamel, signed on the obverse HBone, signed, dated and inscribed on the counter-enamel Tho.s Sackville Baron Buckhurst, first Earl/ of Dorset Died suddenly [sic] 1608/ A Privy Councellor Knight of the Most/ Noble Order of the Garter - Lord High/ Treasurer of England.-/ 1601 Lord Steward on the Trials of the/ Earls of Essex and Southampton/ Created an Earl by James first.-/ London Oct.r 1814/ Painted by Henry Bone R.A. Enamel painter/ in Ordinary to His Majesty and Enamel painter/ to H.R.H. the Prince Regent after the Original/ in the Collection of His the [sic] Duke of Dorset/ Knole - Kent, carved gilded wood frame.
Rectangular, 200mm (7 7/8in) high
Literature: Richard Walker, 'Henry Bone's Pencil Drawings', The Walpole Society, Volume LXI, 1999, p.323