A fine enamel portrait of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520 - 1598)<BR />Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834)<BR />dated April 1812
Lot 1059
A fine enamel portrait of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520 - 1598)
Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834)
dated April 1812
Sold for US$ 47,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from the estate of Mrs. T. Charlton Henry (1886 - 1978), Philadelphia
A fine enamel portrait of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520 - 1598)
Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834)
dated April 1812
Depicted wearing the robes and order of the Garter, his right hand holding a white staff his left hand resting on the hilt of his sword, signed lower right edge HBone, reverse with armorial shield above banner COR.UNUM.VIA.UNA, inscribed:
Sir William Cecil Knight, Baron of
Burghley, Lord high Treasurer of
England, knight of the most noble
order of the Garter and Master
of her Majties court of wards and
Lyveries. [sic]---
London, April 1812
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 by Zucchero in the Collection of the
Marquis of Salisbury Hatfield House.
plaque 8 1/4 x 6 3/4in (21 x 17cm)

Footnotes

  • The prototype for the present lot remains at Hatfield House in the possession of the Marquess of Salisbury. The attribution to Taddeo Zuccaro (1529-1566) has now been discarded in favor of one to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561/2-1636), although there is a school of thought that prefers John de Critz the Elder (c.1552-1642).

    The National Portrait Gallery of London (NPGD17108) has a preparative drawing by Henry Bone of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley. The sketch is squared for transfer and dated December 1811

    An enamel portrait of William Cecil also by Henry Bone but dated 1829, was offered Bonhams, London, Fine Portrait Miniatures, May 21, 2008, lot 32.
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