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Nathaniel Hone, 18th century portrait of roman goddess, "flora"

Nathaniel Hone, 18th century portrait of roman goddess, "flora"

Regular price £7,995.00 GBP
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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; (24¼ x 20 in )
 A very charming painting , expertly captured by one of the best artists of this time.  
The portrait is in overall very good condition having been Relined, some visible craquelure throughout commensurate with age. housed in a gilt frame 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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