Portrait of Philip, Earl of Pembroke by Henry Bone
Portrait of Philip, Earl of Pembroke by Henry Bone Portrait of Philip, Earl of Pembroke by Henry Bone Portrait of Philip, Earl of Pembroke by Henry Bone Portrait of Philip, Earl of Pembroke by Henry Bone
Portrait of Philip, Earl of Pembroke by Henry Bone

Portrait of Philip, Earl of Pembroke by Henry Bone

  • This meticulously rendered miniature captures the visage of Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke
  • The original portrait of the Earl by Anthony van Dyck was the inspiration for the work
  • It was painted by Henry Pierce Bone, one of the most famous British miniaturists
  • Every detail of the piece serves as a testament to Bone's exceptional skill as an enamelist
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Item No. 30-7158
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This exceptionally rare miniature portrait was meticulously hand-painted by the most celebrated enamelist of his day, Henry Bone. The enamel on copper plaque depicts Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke and 1st Earl of Montgomery (1584-1650). An important figure in British history, Philip proved to be highly influential on the culture and politics of his age, befriending both King James I and King Charles I during his lifetime. He was also a significant patron of the arts and was particularly fond of the work of the Baroque master, Anthony van Dyck. In fact, this miniature is based on a large-scale portrait by van Dyck, which was specially commissioned by the Earl. Bone has intricately rendered van Dyck's masterpiece here in miniature, capturing the artistry of the original down to the smallest detail.

Henry Bone (1755-1834) began his illustrious career as a painter of hard paste china for the Cookworthy factory in Plymouth. After an apprenticeship in jewelry design and miniature painting in Bristol, he quickly distinguished himself as an enamelist and historical copyist. Bone was appointed enamel painter to the Prince of Wales in 1801, and thereafter to King George III, King George IV, and King William IV. The legacy of Henry Bone as the leading British enamellist continues to this day, and his remarkably detailed works remain highly collectible. Today, Bone’s works can also be found in the prestigious collections of the National Portrait Gallery in London, the British Royal Collection, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Inscribed "Philip Earl of Pembroke, London Jan 1842. Painted by Henry Pierce Borne Enamel painter to Her Majesty and Prince Albert the Queen Dowager, H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent. From the original by Van Dyke in the collection of the Earl of Clarendon, the grove Watford, Herts" (en verso)

14 1/8" high x 12 1/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:England
Material:Enamel
Depth:1.25 Inches
Width:12.25 Inches
Height:14.125 Inches
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