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Lady Cockburn and her three eldest sons, after Reynolds
  • Henry Pierce Bone (1779 - 1855)
  • After Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792)
  • Lady Cockburn and her three eldest sons, after Reynolds
  • England
  • 1842
  • Miniature
  • Painted, enamel on copper
  • Image size: 33.3 x 25 cm
  • Signature: 'H P Bone / 1842'
    Inscription: '1773. J. Reynolds.pinx' Woven unto the edge of her coat
    Inscription: 'Augusta Anne Lady Cockburn & her Sons / M. General Sir James Cockburn Bart. G.C.H. / Admiral Rt. Honble. Sir George Cockburn, G.C.B. / The very Revd. William Cockburn D. D. Dean of York. / London, Sept.r 1842. Painted by Henry Pierce Bone. Enamel / Painter to her Majesty & H.R.H. Prince Albert, the Queen / Doweger & H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent. From the / original by Sir J. Reynolds in the possession of / Sir James Cockburn Bart.'
  • M24
  • Reserve Gallery
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Further Reading
  • Lady Cockburn had six children and three stepchildren. Remarkably, her sons in this portrait became a Major-General, an Admiral and teh Dean of York. Reynolds's composition recalls earlier allegorical representations of Charity, particularly two paintings by Van Dyck, one of which is now in the National Gallery.