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Queen Anne

Queen Anne, by Charles Boit, circa 1705 -NPG 6282 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Queen Anne

by Charles Boit
circa 1705
1 3/4 in. x 1 1/2 in. (44 mm x 38 mm) oval
NPG 6282

This portraitback to top

The head closely resembles that of Kneller’s Coronation portrait of 1702-03. Other signed examples are in the Royal Collection, [1] at Rosenborg Castle (1726) dated 1705, [2] and on permanent loan to the Mauritshuis from the Rijksmuseum (A4299). [3] Another was sold Sotheby’s, 25 November 1974, lot 22, dated 1710.

Footnotesback to top

1) G. Reynolds, The sixteenth and seventeenth-century Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, 1999, no.394.
2) Illus. G. C. Williamson, The History of Portrait Miniatures,1904, II, f.p.52, no.7; W. Nisser, Michael Dahl, 1927, cat. p 106, no.1c.
3) W. Nisser, Michael Dahl, 1927, cat. p 106, no.1a, pl.v fig.1.

Referenceback to top

Lundberg 1933
G. W. Lundberg, emaljmälaren Charles Boit, 1933, p 9.

Simon & Saywell (eds.) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 14.

Walker 1998
R. J. B. Walker, Miniatures, 300 years of the English Miniature Illustrated from the Collections of the National Portrait Gallery, pp 50-51.

Provenanceback to top

Hon Frederic H. A. Wallop (1870-1953); in 1932-33 given to his nephew Alan Evans (c.1890-1974), by whom bequeathed to the National Gallery 1974; lent to the NPG 1974 (L152/20) until permanently transferred 1994.

Exhibitionsback to top

Victoria and Albert Museum 1930–49, initially as ‘Portrait of a Lady’; Marlborough and Anne 1934, no.362a lent Evans as Queen Anne.

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