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    Sale 7398

    The Gordon Collection of Portrait Miniatures

    20 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    Philip Jean (British, 1755-1802)

    Anne Jean (née Noel), the artist's wife, seated in front of the harbour wall at St. Helier, Jersey, holding a miniature of her husband in her left hand, wearing lace-trimmed blue dress with white fichu and stole over left shoulder, her dark brown upswept hair dressed with a blue ribbon and falling in a twist over her right shoulder

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    Philip Jean (British, 1755-1802)
    Anne Jean (née Noel), the artist's wife, seated in front of the harbour wall at St. Helier, Jersey, holding a miniature of her husband in her left hand, wearing lace-trimmed blue dress with white fichu and stole over left shoulder, her dark brown upswept hair dressed with a blue ribbon and falling in a twist over her right shoulder
    signed and dated 'P. Jean pinx 1781' (lower left) and inscribed 'Æ 17' (lower right)
    oval, 2 15/16 in. (75 mm.) high, modern silver-gilt frame
    signed, inscribed and dated on backing paper 'aged 23 P Jean pinxit 1781'


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    Anne Jean (d. 1787), was the artist's first wife and mother of the miniaturist Roger Jean (1783-1828). A smaller version of the present miniature was sold, Sotheby's, London, 9 June 1969, lot 48. A further miniature of the artist's wife was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1803, no. 863.
    For a miniature by Roger Jean, see lot 88.

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    Literature

    D. Foskett, A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters, London, 1972, I, p. 72, II, p. 58, illustrated pl. 186, no. 473.