Frances Walsingham, Lady Sidney (c.1569-1632) (after British (English) School)

Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834)
National Trust Inventory Number 1250545

Category Miniatures
Date circa 1820
Materials Enamel
Measurements
Place of origin
Collection Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Enamel portrait miniature, Frances Walsingham, Lady Sidney (c.1569-1632) (after British (English) School) by Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834). c.1820. Three-quarter length portrait, turned slightly to left, facing spectator, in a black dress, high white lace collar, cuffs and kerchief, holding a lace fan. Her right hand rests on a table with a red cloth. Blue eyes, brown hair, pale complexion. Green curtain, draped to the left in the background. Original in the collection at Parham Park.

Provenance

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

FRANCES SIDNEY, His Wife / (Married afterwards Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex) / 23 (painted in black on fixed gilt label, centred under image)

Makers and roles

Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834) , artist
after British (English) School, artist

Related items

Place of origin
Materials Enamel (3740)
Category Miniatures (1529)
Collection Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum) (14370)
Periods 19th century (164953)
Maker Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834)  (55)
British (English) School (3722)
Subjects Frances Walsingham, Lady Sidney (c.1569-1632) (2)
Object Type Miniature (1382)
Portrait miniature (1382)

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