The miniature, signed, inscribed ‘painted from life’ and dated 1836 on the reverse, is painted in enamel on copper. The Marquess is shown wearing the sash and jewelled star of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the Knighthood to which he was nominated in March 1827. He is affectionately posed with his prettily attired daughter Mary who stands at his side.
Henry Pierce Bone (1779-1855) trained with his father, the noted enamel painter Henry Bone (1755-1834). He later worked for some years in oils, but reverted to enamels and became enamel painter to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.