Henry Pierce Bone (British, 1779-1855), after Hans Holbein the Younger (German, c.1497-1543) Henry VIII (1491-1547), King of England (1509-1547), wearing buff doublet slashed to reveal white, embroidered with gold and bearing gold and ruby buttons, small white collar, red cloak embroidered with gold at the sleeves and trimmed with fur, jeweled collar, gold pendant chain, black hat studded with pearls and matching jewels and carrying a large white plume
Lot 2
Henry Pierce Bone
(British, 1779-1855)
after Hans Holbein the Younger (German, c.1497-1543)
Henry VIII (1491-1547), King of England (1509-1547), wearing buff doublet slashed to reveal white, embroidered with gold and bearing gold and ruby buttons, small white collar, red cloak embroidered with gold at the sleeves and trimmed with fur, jeweled collar, gold pendant chain, black hat studded with pearls and matching jewels and carrying a large white plume
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 5,875) inc. premium

Lot Details
Henry Pierce Bone (British, 1779-1855), after Hans Holbein the Younger (German, c.1497-1543)
Henry VIII (1491-1547), King of England (1509-1547), wearing buff doublet slashed to reveal white, embroidered with gold and bearing gold and ruby buttons, small white collar, red cloak embroidered with gold at the sleeves and trimmed with fur, jeweled collar, gold pendant chain, black hat studded with pearls and matching jewels and carrying a large white plume.
Enamel, inscribed on the counter-enamel Henry 8./ original by Holbein, coln of Visc.t/ Dillon Ditchley, Oxon. Painted/ by Henry Pierce Bone, Enamel/ Painter to Her Majesty, HRH/ Prince Albert. &c &c./ July 1850., gilt-metal mount.
Octagonal, 91mm (3 9/16in) high

Footnotes

  • According to the artist's inscription on the counter-enamel, the present lot derives from the Ditchley portrait of Henry VIII, commissioned by Sir Henry Lee, KG (1533-1611) to decorate his newly built long gallery at Ditchley, his residence in Oxfordshire. Sir Henry Lee began working at the court of Henry VIII when he was just fourteen years of age. His career at court was long and prosperous, serving 'five succeeding princes' including Elizabeth I, to whom he became Queen's Champion, Master of the Armoury and Master of the Leash. When the present lot was conceived by Pierce Bone in 1850, the full-scale portrait remained at Ditchley in the collection of Harold Arthur Lee-Dillon, 17th Viscount Dillon CH FBA (1844–1932). It was later sold at Sotheby's, London on 24 May 1933 (lot 53) and at Sotheby's, London again on 16 July 1952 (lot 45). The Ditchley portrait is one of only seven extant full-length portraits of the king, painted after Holbein's celebrated mural at Whitehall Palace, which was completed in 1537 and destroyed by fire in 1698. All other versions after Holbein convey three-quarter, half- or bust-length images of the king.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Jennifer Tonkin
    Specialist - Portrait Miniatures
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3976
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3863
Similar Items