Henry Pierce Bone (1779-1855)
Portrait miniature of Anne of Cleves (1515-1557)
Signed, dated and inscribed on the counter-enamel in red paint Ann of Cleves/ori by Ber Van Orley/Col. of Earl Spencer. Painted by Henry P.Bone. Enl/Painter to Her Majesty/Prince Albert. &c/Sept 1850
Enamel on copper, oval, in a gilt-metal frame
54 x 44mm
The identification of the sitter as Anne of Cleves comes from an inscription on the original painting at Althorp, Northamptonshire, then thought to have been painted by Bernard van Orley (c.1488-1541/2). Henry Pierce Bone painted another version of this work for Queen Victoria in 1843 (Royal Collection no. RCIN 421709).