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Jean Petitot (1607-1691)

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 6 portraits
Jean Petitot was a Swiss painter who was the first great miniature portraitist in enamel. The son of the sculptor Faulle Petitot, he was apprenticed to a Swiss jeweller from 1622 to 1626. About 1633 he went to France, where he probably became the pupil of Jean and Henri Toutin, the originators of the art of painting miniature portraits in enamel. By 1637 Petitot had arrived in England, where he was patronised by Charles I and his court. On the outbreak of the civil wars, Petitot moved to France, where for many years he enjoyed the patronage of Louis XIV and his courtiers.

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Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans

copy attributed to Jean Petitot, possibly after Pierre Mignard
enamel on gold, 17th century?
NPG 1606


Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

attributed to Jean Petitot
enamel on copper, 1640s?
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3066


Peregrine Osborne, 2nd Duke of Leeds

after Jean Petitot
stipple engraving, published 1806
NPG D5042


Peregrine Osborne, 2nd Duke of Leeds

published by John Scott, after Jean Petitot
stipple engraving, published 20 May 1806
NPG D5043


Anne ('Ninon') de l'Enclos

by Henry Bone, after Jean Petitot
pen and ink, February 1807 (1645-1650)
NPG D17618


Marie, Marquise de Sévigné (née de Rabutin-Chantal)

by Parfait Augrand, after Jean Petitot
stipple engraving, circa 1800-1825
NPG D14229