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M185

Key information

Object

Enamel portrait miniature: Richard 'Beau' Nash (1674-1762) by Nathaniel Hone, 1750

Gallery label

Richard ‘Beau’ Nash (1674-1762)
Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784)
Enamel on copper, 1750
Signed and dated NH 1750

Richard Nash, Master of Ceremonies at the Assembly Rooms, helped transform Bath into England’s most popular spa. The Irish artist Nathaniel Hone’s miniature of the elderly Beau captures Nash’s character and famously flamboyant clothes.

Purchased 1930

M185

On display?

Yes
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