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Jean Misaubin and His Family

Photo credit: Wellcome Collection

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The description of this picture by J. T. Smith, identifies the figures. Dr Jean (John) Misaubin sits centre, holding a quill pen in his right hand. With his left hand he receives a letter from, or gives it to, his wife (presumably) Marthe (Martha), right. To the right is a small child, their son Edmund. In the background left, is a library with a man in clerical dress holding a book. The cleric is Misaubin's father Jacques (James), a preacher at the French Church in Spitalfields.

Wellcome Collection





gouache on paper (?)


H 18.6 x W 15.2 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased by Henry S. Wellcome from T. Law Adam, 1930

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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