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18th Century Portrait ,Nathaniel Hone, Roman Goddess, "Flora"


£13,000 | $17,310 USD | €14,730 EUR
Item Number: SA500258
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Country House Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 21 times in the past month with the most views from Ukraine.


I have great pleasure in offering for sale this beautiful portrait, by Nathaniel Hone, the elder. 18th century. The painting is of Ann Anderson, wife of Alexander Balmanno. She is dressed as 'Flora' , the roman goddess of spring.
Wearing a rose coloured dress edged with white around the neck and sleeve.
She is holding a garland of flowers.
Oil on canvas The size overll being 72 x 60 cm ( 28 x 23.5 inches ) whilst the painting is 62 x 51cm; (24 x 20 in )
A very charming painting , expertly captured by one of the best artists of this time.
Oil on canvas The size overll being 72 x 60 cm ( 28 x 23.5 inches ) whilst the painting is 62 x 51cm; (24 x 20 in )
The portrait is in overall very good condition having been Relined, some visible craquelure throughout otherwise good restored condition
Housed in a gilt frame also good condition ready to hang
Provenance: Label for John Mithchell fine paintings old bond street London
Nathaniel Hone, R.A.
Estimate 6,000 8,000 GBP LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP 14 APRIL 2011
Nathaniel Hone RA (24 April 1718 14 August 1784)
was an Irish-born portrait and miniature painter, and one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768
Hone moved to England as a young man and, married the daughter of the Duke of Argyll - in 1742, eventually settled in London, by which time he had acquired a reputation as a portrait-painter, you can now see several of his works at the National Portrait Gallery in London. His sitters included magistrate Sir John Fielding and Methodist preacher John Wesley. Other examples of his work can be found at national trust properties including Arlington court and Kedleston hall along with numerous other historic houses, museums and art galleries
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 72 cm (28.3")
Width = 60 cm (23.6")
Depth = 5 cm (2.0")

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