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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 13

    CIRCLE OF ANTOINE PESNE (PARIS 1683-1757 BERLIN)

    Price Realised  

    CIRCLE OF ANTOINE PESNE (PARIS 1683-1757 BERLIN)
    Portrait of James Francis Edward Keith (1696-1758), half-length, in a breastplate and blue coat with a red sash
    oil on canvas
    31 x 24¾ in. (79 x 63 cm.)


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    James Francis Edward Keith was the younger brother of George, 10th Earl Marischal. He was a Colonel in the Spanish service 1719-1728, and General in the Russian service under Empresses Anne and Elizabeth 1728-1747. In 1747 he was appointed Field Marshall under Frederich II, King of Prussia and Govenor of Berlin. He was killed in action at Hochkirch on the 14th October 1758.
    The present portrait relates to the three-quarter-length portrait of James Francis Edward Keith in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. A bust-length detail, similar to the picture offered here is in the Collection of the Bode Museum, Berlin.

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