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Henry Bone (1755-1834)

Nymph and Cupid (after Reynolds) 1807

RCIN 404279

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Painted for the Prince of Wales’s Bedroom at Carlton House, Bone’s enamel is based on a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds (exhibited under the title Venus and Cupid). Reynolds’s composition had attracted notice at the time of its completion, prompting one commentator to write in 1785 ‘Her eye is full of wanton magic, the warmth of love is on her cheek’.

Painted for George IV, 1807