unidentified sitter

Artist: Hone, Nathaniel
Date: 1763

This small, brightly-colored enamel is typical of mid-eighteenth-century portraiture and of Hone's work. It is modest in size, unpretentious and is an unidealized characterization. One peculiarity is the off-center placement of the sitter, which permits the depiction of the column and the artist's monogram and date.


This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984

  • Artist's Dates: 1718 - 1784
  • Artist's Nationality: British
  • Medium: Enamel
  • Support: Porcelain
  • Dimensions: 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 Inches
  • Signature: NH 1763
  • Signature Location: bottom right
  • Credit: Bequest of Mrs. Amelia Josephine Emanuel
  • Period: 18th century
  • Accession Number: 1939.009.0003
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