Bone, Henry

Bone, Henry, 1755–1834, English enamel painter. He decorated china at Plymouth and Bristol and later went to London, where he was employed in making small enameled pieces and miniatures. In 1780 he exhibited his first picture at the Royal Academy, a large enamel portrait of his wife, which immediately established his reputation. In 1801 he was appointed enamel painter to the English court, an honor which he enjoyed under three monarchs.

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