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Bone, Henry

Born: 1755 AD
Died: 1834 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Painters


1755 - Henry Bone was born on February 6th in Truro, England, United Kingdom. An English enamel painter.

1776 - Had been apprenticed to a porcelain manufacturer in Plymouth, painting landscapes and floral scenes.

1779 - He had settled in London apparently working in an enamel workshop, painting decoration for watches and jewelery.

         - Employed by London jewelers for small designs in enamel.

1781 - He exhibited his first enamel portrait miniature at the Royal Academy, where he continued to show regularly.

1800 - The beauty of his pieces attracted the notice of the Royal Academy.

1801 - He became enamel painter to George III.

1811 - He was made an academician.

1831 - Executed many beautiful miniature pieces, among these his eighty-five portraits of the time of Queen Elizabeth.

         - He had produced a dynasty of enamelers which included Henry Pierce Bone and William Bone.    


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