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Jens Juel (1745 - 1802)

Lot 72: Jens Juel (Balslev, Funen 1745-1802 Copenhagen)


April 17, 2002
London, United Kingdom

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Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a black and pink cape with pink and white bows signed and dated 'J.Juel/176(8?)' (lower right) oil on canvas 25 x 19 in. (63.5 x 48.2 cm.) PROVENANCE R. J. Fordham, 1920. with Bernouilli, Basel, 1936, by whom sold to G.A. Hagemann, Bjersj”holm, and by descent until 1982. LITERATURE L. Swane, Jens Juel: Danmarks malerkunst, 1956, I, p. 115. E. Poulsen, Jens Juel, Copenhagen, 1961, fig. 20. E. Poulsen, Jens Juel, Copenhagen, 1991, I, p. 42, no. 60; II, pl. 60. EXHIBITION Odense, Fyns Stiftmuseum, Jens Juel, November-December 1960, no. 16. Copenhagen, Kunstforeningen, Jens Juel; privat eje, November-December 1982, no. 12. NOTES Juel, the son of a vicar, trained in Hamburg (then under Danish sovereignty) and at the Kunstakademi from 1765-1771. Many of his finest portraits stem from this period, when he was greatly influenced by his professor, Carl Gustaf Pilo, best known for his portraits of the Danish royal family. Indeed, one year after the present portrait was painted, Jens Juel was commissioned to paint his first royal portrait, Caroline Mathilde, wife of Christiaan VII. Juel went on to be appointed court painter in 1780.

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