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Nathaniel Hone (24 April 1718-14 August 1784) was an Irish-born portrait and miniature painter, and one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768. April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... // Events July 21 - Treaty of Passarowitz signed November 22 - Off the coast of Virginia, English pirate Edward Teach (best known as Blackbeard) is killed in battle when a British boarding party cornered and then shot and stabbed him more than 25 times. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The son of a Dublin-based Dutch merchant, Hone moved to England as a young man and, after marrying in 1742, eventually settled in London, by which time he had acquired a reputation as a portrait-painter despite not having had any formal training in the art. While his paintings were popular, his reputation was particularly enhanced by his skill at producing miniatures and enamels. He interrupted his time in London by spending two years (1750-1752) studying in Italy. Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath1),is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located2 near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin region3. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... St Stevens Tower - The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London (see also different names) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... In a discussion of art or technology, enamel (or vitreous enamel, or porcelain enamel in American English) is the colorful result of fusion of powdered glass to a substrate through the process of firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. ... Events March 2 - Small earthquake in London April 4 - Small earthquake in Warrington, England August 23 - Small earthquake in Spalding, England September 30 - Small earthquake in Northampton, England November 16 – Westminster Bridge officially opened Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella James Gray reveals her sex to... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


As a portrait painter, several of his works are now held at the National Portrait Gallery in London. His sitters included magistrate Sir John Fielding and Methodist preacher John Wesley. At least three art galleries are named National Portrait Gallery: National Portrait Gallery, Australia National Portrait Gallery, London National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A magistrate is a judicial officer with limited authority to administer and enforce the law. ... Sir John Fielding (1721-4 September 1780) was a notable English magistrate and social reformer of the 18th century. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... John Wesley was an 18th century theologian, preacher and the founder of the Methodist denomination of Protestant Christianity. ...


He courted controversy in 1775 when his satirical picture "The Conjurer" was seen to attack the fashion for Italian Renaissance art and to ridicule Sir Joshua Reynolds (it also included a nude caricature of fellow Academician Angelica Kauffmann, later painted out by Hone), and was rejected by the Royal Academy. To show his reputation was undamaged, Hone organised a one-man retrospective in London – the first such solo exhibition of an artist’s work. 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Sir Joshua Reynolds Sir Joshua Reynolds (July 16, 1723–February 23, 1792) was the most important and influential of eighteenth-century English painters, specialising in portraits and promoting the Grand Style in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. ... Maria Anna Angelica Kauffmann (October 30, 1741–November 5, 1807) was a Swiss painter. ...


His great-grand-nephew shared the same name and was also a notable Irish painter, known as Nathaniel Hone the Younger (1831-1917). 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


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Nathaniel Hone (24 April 1718-14 August 1784) was an Irish-born portrait and miniature painter, and one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768.
The son of a Dublin-based Dutch merchant, Hone moved to England as a young man and, after marrying in 1742, eventually settled in London, by which time he had acquired a reputation as a portrait-painter despite not having had any formal training in the art.
His great-great-nephew shared the same name and was also a notable Irish painter, known as Nathaniel Hone the Younger (1831-1917).
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