Charles Richard Bone (British, 1809-circa 1880) Captain Richard H. King RN, wearing Naval uniform, blue coat with gold epaulettes, buttons stamped with anchors and gold edged white collar

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Lot 66Y
Charles Richard Bone
(British, 1809-circa 1880)
Captain Richard H. King RN, wearing Naval uniform, blue coat with gold epaulettes, buttons stamped with anchors and gold edged white collar

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,500 - 8,300
Charles Richard Bone (British, 1809-circa 1880)
Captain Richard H. King RN, wearing Naval uniform, blue coat with gold epaulettes, buttons stamped with anchors and gold edged white collar.
Signed on the obverse with monogram and dated CRB 1830, signed on the reverse, dated and inscribed Portrait of Capn R. H. King RN/ painted by/ C R Bone/ 47 Charlotte Street/ Portland Place/ London/ in 1830, silver frame.
Rectangular, 128mm (5 1/16in) high
Provenance: Christie's, 18 December 1974, lot 41
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September – 11 December 2005, no.56
Literature: Daphne Foskett, Collecting Miniatures, 1979, p.408, ill.p.402, pl.116A
Daphne Foskett, Miniatures: Dictionary and Guide, 1987, p.408, ill.p.402, pl.116A
Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.74

Footnotes

  • Richard King was the 6th son of a Suffolk parson and joined the Navy in May 1805. He served as a lieutenant on board HMS Shannon under Captain Broke in the successful action against the Chesapeak off Boston on 1 June 1813. In 1838, he played a leading part in the capture of Aden. His wife was painted in miniature by Sir William John Newton.
Charles Richard Bone (British, 1809-circa 1880) Captain Richard H. King RN, wearing Naval uniform, blue coat with gold epaulettes, buttons stamped with anchors and gold edged white collar
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