Nathaniel Hone (Irish, 1718-1784)
Sir James Quaile Somerville (d.1800), 3rd Bt, wearing mauve coat and waistcoat both with gold embroidered trim and buttons, white lace cravat and stock, black solitaire, his powdered wig worn en queue and tied with a black ribbon bow.
Signed on the obverse with initials and dated NH/ 1760, gold frame with paste ruby mounted blue glass border, the reverse with blue glass border surrounding gilt-mounted aperture, glazed to reveal plaited hair.
Oval, 33mm (1 5/16in) high
Provenance: By family descent