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Portrait of William Manning

c. 1821
Henry Bone

enamel on copper plate (frame: 45.0 cm x 34.5 cm, support: 31.0 cm x 20.5 cm)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2017

Artist and subject

Henry Bone (age 46 in 1821)

William Manning (age 58 in 1821)

Supported by

Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation (6 portraits supported)

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Portrait of William Manning, c.1821 by Henry Bone
Portrait of William Manning, c.1821 by Henry Bone
Portrait of William Manning, c.1821 by Henry Bone
Portrait of William Manning, c.1821 by Henry Bone

Of beef in burgundy

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2017

Angus Trumble reveals the complex technical mastery behind a striking recent acquisition, Henry Bone’s enamel portrait of William Manning.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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