Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834), after Andrew Plimer (British, 1763-1837) Harriet Cockerell née Rushout (d.1851), wearing white dress and white bandeau in her powdered hair

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Lot 103
Henry Bone, R.A.
(British, 1755-1834)
after Andrew Plimer (British, 1763-1837)
Harriet Cockerell née Rushout (d.1851), wearing white dress and white bandeau in her powdered hair

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 12,881) inc. premium
Henry Bone, R.A. (British, 1755-1834), after Andrew Plimer (British, 1763-1837)
Harriet Cockerell née Rushout (d.1851), wearing white dress and white bandeau in her powdered hair.
Enamel, signed, dated and inscribed on the counter-enamel, Lady Cockerell/ London/ Nov 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

    Bone's preparatory sketch for the present lot, dated 1810, is housed at the National Portrait Gallery (inv.no. NPGD17659) and listed in R. Walker, Henry Bone's Pencil Drawings, The Walpole Society, 1999, p.320, no.126.

    Harriet Rushout was one of the celebrated society beauties known as 'The Three Graces' who were born to John Rushout, Baron Northwick of Northwick Park (1738-1800) and his wife, Rebecca (see the preceeding lot). Harriet married Sir Charles Cockerell, 1st Bt. on 13 February 1808 and the couple had a son, Charles Cockerell Rushout, 2nd Bt. (1809-1869) and a daughter, Harriet Anne (b.1812). The Cockerell (later Rushout) Baronetcy, of Sezincote in Gloucester, was created on 25 September 1809 for Sir Charles. The title became extinct upon the death of the Cockerells' great-grandson, Sir Charles Hamilton Rushout, 4th Bt. (1868-1931).
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