Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834) George IV (1762-1830), as Prince Regent, wearing Field Marshal's scarlet uniform with gold epaulette and collar and tied black stock, the Order of the Golden Fleece around his neck and the breast stars of the Order of the Garter, St Andrew, Black Eagle and Holy Spirit pinned to his breast

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Lot 25
Henry Bone, R.A.
(British, 1755-1834)
George IV (1762-1830), as Prince Regent, wearing Field Marshal's scarlet uniform with gold epaulette and collar and tied black stock, the Order of the Golden Fleece around his neck and the breast stars of the Order of the Garter, St Andrew, Black Eagle and Holy Spirit pinned to his breast

Sold for £ 5,040 (US$ 6,976) inc. premium
Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834)
George IV (1762-1830), as Prince Regent, wearing Field Marshal's scarlet uniform with gold epaulette and collar and tied black stock, the Order of the Golden Fleece around his neck and the breast stars of the Order of the Garter, St Andrew, Black Eagle and Holy Spirit pinned to his breast.
Enamel on gold, signed on the obverse with monogram HB, signed, dated and inscribed on the counter-enamel His R.H. the/ Prince Regent/ London Dec. 1817/ Painted by H y Bone/ R.A. Enamel painter/ to His Majesty &/ the P. Regent, gilt-metal frame.
Oval, 36mm (1 7/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Based on Sir Thomas Lawrence's portrait of 1814, Bone produced numerous versions of the present work over a period of several years. George IV was clearly very fond of them and gave many away as presents to his family and courtiers, including his mistress, Lady Conyngham, and his young niece, Princess Victoria in 1826. The Royal Collection boasts several of these enamels, of varying sizes, by Bone. One, only very slightly smaller than the present lot, and bearing a virtually identical inscription to the reverse, is dated October, 1817. See Richard Walker, Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen: The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, 1992, pp.281-284, ill.757-765.

    For biographical details of the sitter, see lot 29.
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