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Mrs Paddon, after Newton
  • Henry Bone (1755 - 1834)
  • After William John Newton (1785 - 1869)
  • Mrs Paddon, after Newton
  • England
  • 1817
  • Miniature
  • Painted on enamel on copper
  • Image size: 8.6 x 7 cm
  • Signature: 'H B [in monogram] 1817'
    Inscription: 'Mrs Paddon / London April 1817 / Painted by Henry Bone R.A. / Enamel painter in Ordinary / to His Majesty, and Enamel / painter to His R.H. the / Prince Regent, after a / Miniature by - Newton. / 3 / P.
  • M18
  • West Gallery II
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  • The sitter wears a revealing white dress and a red wrap. The landscape setting is conventional rather than naturalistic and was clearly composed in the studio.
    The miniature, painted in enamel on copper, is signed by Henry Bone with his monogram 'HB' in the bottom right corner and dated 1817. It is inscribed by the artist on the back: 'Mrs Paddon/ London 1817/ Painted by Henry Bone R.A./ Enamel painter in Ordinary/ to his Majesty, and Enamel/ painter to his R.H. the Prince Regent, after a/ Miniature by - Newton.'
    According to the inscription, M18 was copied from a miniature by William John Newton (1785-1869), although the whereabouts of the original are not known.
    It is the only portrait miniature in the collection that is known to have been commissioned by a member of the Hertford family. Our source is Bone's preparatory drawing at the National Portrait Gallery, annotated 'Mrs Paddon for Lord Yarmouth', that is, Francis Seymour Conway (1777-1842), the future 3rd Marquess of Hertford. Nothing more is known about the sitter. It is possible that she was Lord Yarmouth's mistress.