Portrait of Anne Boleyn by Henry Pierce Bone
Portrait of Anne Boleyn by Henry Pierce Bone Portrait of Anne Boleyn by Henry Pierce Bone Portrait of Anne Boleyn by Henry Pierce Bone
Portrait of Anne Boleyn by Henry Pierce Bone

Portrait of Anne Boleyn by Henry Pierce Bone

  • This exquisitely rendered miniature portrait captures the famed beauty Anne Boleyn
  • Boleyn is renowned as the second wife to King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I
  • The delicate work was painted by Henry Pierce Bone, one of the most famous British miniaturists
  • Two similar miniatures by Bone are currently held in the British Royal Collection
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Item No. 30-4082
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Renowned as the infamous second wife to King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, the enigmatic Anne Boleyn continues to fascinate. This exquisitely rendered miniature portrait of the young beauty who would reign as Queen for just three years perfectly captures the captivating visage of Boleyn, draped in pearls and jewels. The extraordinary enamel is from a series of works depicting sovereigns and queens spanning from Edward III to Queen Victoria that was completed by Bone and his father. From this series, Prince Albert purchased a group of thirty-three in 1843. Two enamels by Henry Pierce Bone, which are nearly identical to the present piece, are currently held in the British Royal Collection, one from Prince Albert's acquisition and the other, a smaller version on gold, purchased by Queen Victoria from the artist in the same year.

The attention to detail by Bone is simply remarkable, from the glistening jewels to the lace collar of her costume. At her breast rests a pendant ominously depicting the Judgment of Paris. The work exemplifies Bone’s remarkable talent for capturing the minutest detail. Born in 1779, Bone was the son of celebrated miniaturist Henry Bone, from whom he learned his trade. Remarkably successful in his day, he was named court enamel painter first to Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, and then to Queen Victoria and Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Bone’s ability to capture the visage.

Circa 1812

Dated and inscribed on reverse “Anne Boleyn London Novr. 1812. Painted by Henry Pierce Bone Enamel Painter”

4 3/4” high x 4” wide

Provenance:
The Twinight Collection
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:England
Depth:0.2 Inches
Width:4.0 Inches
Height:4.75 Inches
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