Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834), after Andrew Plimer (British, 1763-1837) The Hon. Lady Rebecca Northwick née Bowles (1740-1818), wearing white dress and fichu wrapped around her neck, her hair powdered beneath a white turban
Lot 102
Henry Bone, R.A.
(British, 1755-1834)
after Andrew Plimer (British, 1763-1837)
The Hon. Lady Rebecca Northwick née Bowles (1740-1818), wearing white dress and fichu wrapped around her neck, her hair powdered beneath a white turban
Sold for £ 8,125 (US$ 10,641) inc. premium

Lot Details
Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834), after Andrew Plimer (British, 1763-1837)
The Hon. Lady Rebecca Northwick née Bowles (1740-1818), wearing white dress and fichu wrapped around her neck, her hair powdered beneath a white turban.
Enamel, signed, dated and inscribed on the counter-enamel, Rt. Hon/ Lady Northwick/ London/ Oct 1810/ Painted by Henry Bone ARA/ Enamel painter to His/ Majesty & H.R.H. the/ Prince of Wales after a/ Miniature by/ Plimer, ormolu frame with border of laurel leaves and ribbon to the obverse.
Oval, 81mm (3 3/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Reputedly from the Collection of Sir Charles Hamilton Rushout, 4th Bt;
    Sotheby's, London, The Collection of Lady Edward Spencer Chruchill, 22 June 1937, lot 73;
    Sotheby's, London, 5 July 1984, lot 70

    The present and subsequent lots appeared in the July 1984 sale at Sotheby's together with three further enamels portraying Lady Northwick's brother and her daughters, Anne and Elizabeth. All five miniatures were auctioned as one lot, mounted in the ormolu surrounds seen here, on a shared papier-mâché frame.

    The original miniatures of the female sitters by Andrew Plimer from which the Bone enamels are copied were auctioned by Christie's as part of the J. Pierpont Morgan Collection on 26 June 1935, lots 397 - 400. The Plimer miniatures had previously been sold in 1900 by Sir Charles Hamilton Rushout, 4th Bt. and subsequently came into the possession of J. Pierpont Morgan via Messrs Agnews.

    Bone's enamel copy of Plimer's famous triple-portrait depicting Rebecca's daughters (dated 1809), sold at these salerooms on 28 June 2012, lot 97. The artist's preparatory sketch for the present lot, dated 1810, is housed at the National Portrait Gallery (inv.no. NPGD17660) and listed in R. Walker, Henry Bone's Pencil Drawings, The Walpole Society, 1999, p.338, no.386.

    Rebecca Bowles was the daughter of Humphrey Bowles and Hannah Hurst. On 3 June 1766 at Wanstead in Essex, she married John Rushout, MP (1738-1800), 1st Baron Northwick of Northwick Park, son of the Rt. Hon. Sir John Rushout, 4th Bt. and Lady Anne Compton. The couple had three daughters, Anne (d.1849), Harriet (d.1851) and Elizabeth (1774-1862), and two sons, John, 2nd Baron Northwick (1770-1859) and George (later Reverend, 1772-1842). On 3 October 1818, Lady Northwick died at the Rushouts' seat at Northwick Park in Worcestershire.
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