Charles Boit (Swedish, 1662-1727)
Charles Boit (Swedish, 1662-1727)

Charles Boit (Swedish, 1662-1727)
Queen Anne (1665-1714) as crown princess
Signed ‘C. Boit’ (lower right)
Enamel; rectangular, 120 x 88 mm., gilt-metal frame
L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, II, p. 920 no. 130, illustrated III, pl. 74 fig. 130.
Geneva, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Chefs-d’oeuvre de la miniature et de la gouache, 1956, no. 45.
From 2005 to 2017 on loan to the museum of the Residenz, Munich, Portrait Miniatures Gallery, case II, no. 5.

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A comparable enamel by the same artist of Queen Anne, signed and dated 1712, was sold Christie’s, London, 20 November 2013, lot 152, from the collection of the late Mrs T.S. Eliot. A smaller oval variant, also fully signed, is in the Kunst Museum, Winterthur, illustrated in B. Stadler, Die Bildnisminiaturen der Sammlung Jakob Briner Winterthur, Winterthur, 1986, p. 41 fig. 7.

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