Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834)
'The Three Graces', The Ladies Rushout: Anne (d.1849), Harriet (d.1851) and Elizabeth (1774-1862), standing together, wearing white muslin dresses; Harriet, centre, in semi embrace with Anne on her right, holding hands with Elizabeth on her left, wearing spotted gauze dress; Anne, wearing a white bandeau; Elizabeth, wearing a pale blue sash around her waist and left arm, her fair hair dressed with a strand of pearls.
Enamel, signed on the obverse HBone, signed and inscribed on the counter-enamel The Honble Ann, Harriet and Elizabeth/ Rushout Daughters of Lord and Lady/ Northwick/ London Jany 1809/ Painted by Henry Bone ARA Enamel painter/ to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales after a/ Miniature by Plimer, gilt-mounted within gilded wood frame, acanthus, scroll and laurel leaf borders, inscribed on an old label to the reverse Henry Bone/ W 15 Berners Street/ London.
Rectangular, 120mm (4 3/4in) high
Provenance: The Property of The Late Captain E.G. Spencer-Churchill, M.C. (sold by Order of the Executors); Christie's, London, 6 July 1965, lot 29.
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