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421

Nathaniel Hone, R.A.

Portrait of an artist holding a drawing, an unfinished canvas beyond

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

The Property of a Private Collector

Nathaniel Hone, R.A.

Nathaniel Hone, R.A.

Portrait of an artist holding a drawing, an unfinished canvas beyond

Portrait of an artist holding a drawing, an unfinished canvas beyond

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

The Property of a Private Collector

Nathaniel Hone, R.A.

Dublin 1718 - 1784 London

Portrait of an artist holding a drawing, an unfinished canvas beyond


oil on canvas

unframed: 71 x 58.5 cm.; 28 x 23 in.

framed: 87.5 x 75.5 cm.; 34½ x 29¾ in.

The canvas is lined and the paint surface is clean with a slightly discoloured varnish. There are small spots of discoloured retouching scattered throughout. There is a very small loss along the right side of the upper margin. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a fairly extensive campaign of retouching which is largely comprised of very small, fine lines most concentrated in the background upper right and left, around the sitter’s head and throughout his face. They are also found in the red drapery, in his hands and in his jacket and the shadows created in his proper right arm. There are also slightly larger areas of retouching in the right and left corners and in the centre of the right margin. 


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With Wilson Brothers Antique Galleries, Dallas, Texas;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 16 May 2003, lot 1;
Where acquired by the present owner.