Nathaniel Hone the ElderPortrait of a young boy dressed in a brown coat with a blue waistcoat, Array
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This is a particularly engaging example of child portraiture, the genre in which Hone excelled. Born in Dublin in 1718, little is known of his training, though his early pastels suggest that he may have studied with Robert West, when he was still running a private academy, prior to it being taken over by the Dublin Society. Hone moved to England at an early age and worked primarily as a painter of miniatures. In 1742 he married an heiress, Mary Earl, at York Minister. Pasquin, clearly a biased...