Robert Trewick Bone
Life and work
Bone was born in London, the son (and one of 10 surviving children) of Henry Bone, the celebrated enamel painter, who instructed him in art, and younger brother of Henry Pierce Bone (1779–1855), also an enamel painter.
He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1813, and again in 1815, but stopped after 1838. In 1817 he won a premium of £100 from the British Institution for his painting of "A Lady with her Attendants at the Bath". He does not appear to have done much 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.
Bone died from the effects of an accident on 5 May 1840.
This article incorporates text from the article "BONE, Robert Trewick" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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