Portrait miniature: Richard 'Beau' Nash by Nathaniel Hone, enamel on copper, 1750.

Key information

Museum number

M185

Object

Portrait miniature: Richard 'Beau' Nash by Nathaniel Hone, enamel on copper, 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

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

On display?

Yes
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