Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Bone, Henry Pierce

BONE, HENRY PIERCE (1779–1855), artist, son of Henry Bone [q. v.], was born on 6 Nov. 1779, and received his art education from his father. Hs commenced as a painter in oils, and when twenty years of age exhibited some portraits, In 1806 he began painting classical subjects, and continued doing so until 1833, when he reverted to his father's art of enameling. This mode of painting he continued to practise until he ceased to exhibit, which was in 1855, the year of his death, In 1846 he published a catalogue of his enamels. He was appointed successively enamel painter to Queen Adelaide, and to her present majesty, also to the late prince consort; and he died at 22 Percy Street, Bedford Square, on 21 Oct. 1855. Though his enamels did not attain the supreme excellence of his father’s, they display very considerable ability, and he was not only a rapid sketcher, but his designs for classical and scripture subjects were bold and skilful.

[Redgrave’s Dictionry of Artists of the English School; Bibliotheca Cornubiensis; writer's Collections of Artists’ Drawings, &c.]

W. H. T.