English School, circa 1780, after Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)

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English School, circa 1780, after Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
Philip Gell, facing right, in gold-bordered purple coat and waistcoat, lace cravat

enamel, gilt-metal frame
oval, 1in. (25mm.) high

Lot Essay

Philip Gell (1723-1795) eldest son of John Gell and Isabella (n/ee Jessop) married Dorothy, daughter and co-heiress of William Milnes of Aldecar Park. She married secondly Thomas Blore.

It is recorded in Reynold's fee book that Philip Gell paid 80 gns. in 1763 for the full length portrait with gun and dog that this enamel is taken after
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