Old Master and British Works on Paper, including Portrait Miniatures from the Pohl-Ströher Collection

Old Master and British Works on Paper, including Portrait Miniatures from the Pohl-Ströher Collection

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 117. Portrait of the artist's wife: Anne Jean, née Noel (d. 1787).

Philip Jean

Portrait of the artist's wife: Anne Jean, née Noel (d. 1787)

Lot Closed

December 4, 03:57 PM GMT

Estimate

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Philip Jean

Saint-Ouen (Jersey) 1755 - 1802 Hempstead

Portrait of the artist's wife: Anne Jean, née Noel (d. 1787)


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold frame, glazed reverse;

signed and dated lower left: P. Jean / pinx / 1781, inscribed lower right: AE 17.., further signed, inscribed and dated on backing paper verso: aged 23 / P Jean / pinxit / 1781

80 by 66 mm.

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby’s recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby’s will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby’s assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby’s shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer’s inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
The Gordon Collection;
their sale, London, Christie's, 20 November 2007, lot 71;
with Judy and Brian Harden Portriat Miniatures
D. Foskett, A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters, London, 1972, vol I, p. 72, vol. II, p. 58, illustrated pl. 186, no. 473.
Anne Jean (d. 1787), was the artist's first wife and mother of the miniaturist Roger Jean (1783-1828). It has been suggested that she is seen sitting on the harbour wall at St. Helier, Jersey holding a miniature of her husband in her left hand.

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.