Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon (1524?-1596) (after British (English) School)
Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834)
Art / Miniatures
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Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
Enamel portrait miniature. Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon (?1524-1596) (after British (English) School) by Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834).1800. Half-length portrait, turned slightly to left, head facing spectator, with moustache and beard, wearing a high ruff in a rich black and gold dress, holding a staff of office in his right hand, his left hand on his stomach under the George of the Garter hanging from a long chain. Hazel eyes, grey hair under a black hat, light brown beard, florid complexion. Dark grey background. After original in the collection at Berkeley Castle.
The Bone-enamels at Kingston Lacy, copied from paintings in well-known houses, were mostly acquired by William Bankes at auction in 1836, from a set of 85 which had been unsuccessfully offered to the nation for £4000 by the elder Bone. William gave the bulk of them to his brother the Rev Edward Bankes. After William's flight abroad in 1841, Edward returned them to Kingston Lacy.
Marks and inscriptions
HENRY CAREY, LORD HUNSDON / 2 (painted in black on fixed gilt label, centred under image)
Makers and roles
Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834) , miniaturist British (English) School, artist