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Please note that there is new provenance for this lot. Records from the Portuguese royal archives show that the present two framed miniatures were commissioned by the king, John V of Portugal, along with a third miniature depicting St. Joseph, now lost. Payment was made in three instalments on 29 July and 18 November 1744, and 30 January 1745, for a total of 300 scudi. The miniatures are minutely described, including the fact that a first set of ebony frames were rejected in favour of the present silver-gilt ones.
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We would like to thank Jennifer Montagu for bringing this additional documentation to our attention.
PROPERTY FROM A PORTUGUESE DUCAL FAMILY