William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) (after Arnold van Bronckorst)
Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834)
Art / Miniatures
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Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
Enamel portrait miniature, William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) (after Arnold van Bronckorst) by Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834). c.1812. Three-quarter length portrait, turned slightly to right, facing spectator in a black cap and black suit, with sword, left hand on hip, right hand holding a red book on seal box. Blue eyes, grey hair, fair beard and moustache. Green curtain and column in background. Original in the collection at Hatfield House.
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
AMBROSE DUDLEY, EARL of WARWICK / 19 (painted in black on fixed gilt label, centred under image)
Makers and roles
Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834) , artist after Arnold van Bronckhorst (c.1566 - 1586), artist