Jens Juel (b. Balslev, Funen 1745, d. Copenhagen 1802)

Portrait of Elisabeth Henriette Sophie Bernstorff, née Blücher (1770–1807), married to Joachim count Bernstorff 1786. She wears a light blue dress with white bows, and a trim of lace ruffles around the neck and elbows, her hair is blond with tresses falling over her shoulders. Signed and dated Juel pinx. 1786. Oval. 70×55 cm. Period frame.

Literature: Ellen Poulsen, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Jens Juel, 1991. The present painting is mentioned as being almost identical to no. 387. No. 387 is reproduced on p. 226 in the catalogue.

Provenance: The family Blücher-Altona. Bruun Rasmussen auction 373, 1977 no. 105, reproduced on the frontispiece. Bruun Rasmussen auction 688, 2000 no. 1422, reproduced p. 93.


150,000–200,000 DKK


Price realised

130,000 DKK