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Jean Michelin (1623-1696)

Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover (1629-1698) c.1670

RCIN 420624

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This miniature and its pair (cat. 194) are rare examples of work by the French artist Jean Michelin. They are among eighty-eight miniatures of German and other families recorded in Queen Caroline’s Closet at Kensington Palace in 1743. The Elector and Electress were the parents of George I. First recorded in the Royal Collection in 1743 Cat. 193