Nov 03, 2021 - Sale 2586

Sale 2586 - Lot 699

Price Realized: $ 1,312
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(London 1813-1842 London)
Portrait of James Jemmett.

Black chalk and gray wash on cream wove paper. 245x202 mm; 9 1/2x7 3/4 inches.

Provenance: Christie's, London; Covent Garden Gallery Limited, London; private collection, New York.

At an early age, Soyer, née Jones, became a pupil of the Belgian painter François Simonau (1783–1859), who in 1820 had married her mother. She was an artistic prodigy and received relentless instruction from Simonau. Between 1823 and 1843 fourteen of her pictures were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, thirty-eight at the British Institution and fourteen at the Suffolk Street Gallery.