Venus and Cupid (after Veronese)
Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834)
Art / Miniatures
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Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
Enamel miniature, Venus and Cupid (after Veronese) by Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834), 1819. The original painting was in the collection of Sir Sion Clarke and now in a Swiss private collection.
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
VENUS AND CUPID / HENRY BONE R.A. (painted in black on fixed gilt label, centred under image)
Makers and roles
Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834) , artist after Paolo Veronese (Verona 1528 -Venice 1588), artist of the original (painting)