Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Bone, Robert Trewick

BONE, ROBERT TREWICK (1790–1840), painter, was a younger brother of Henry Pierce Bone [q. v.], and was born on 24 Sept. 1790. He also was a pupil of his father, with whom he resided for twenty years. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1813, and again in 1815, but ceased doing so after 1838. In 1817 he gained a premium of 100l. from the British Institution for his painting of ‘a Lady with her Attendants at the Bath.’ He does not appear to have done much, if anything, in enamel painting, but confined himself almost exclusively to sacred, classic, and domestic subjects. His works, though generally small, are tasteful and sparkling, and he was a member of the Sketching Club. He died from the effects of an accident on 5 May 1840.

[Redgrave's Dictionary of British Artists; Bibliotheca Cornubiensis; writer's Collections of Artists’ Drawings, &c.]

W. H. T.