Bisque Bebe Triste by Emile Jumeau with Trousseau and Provenance

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24" (61 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with very full lower face,brown glass paperweight inset eyes,thick dark eyeliner,painted lashes,rose blushed eye shadow,brush-stroked brows,accented eye corners and shaded nostrils,closed mouth with shaded and outlined lips,dimpled chin,separately-applied pierced ears,blonde lambswool wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 11 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'or Paris (body. Comments: Bebe Triste model by Emile Jumeau,circa 1884. Value Points: from the family of the original owner,the bebe wears his original black velvet and silk Marquis costume with feathered bicorn hat and leather shoes with silver buckles and owns further costumes,including a fine woolen mariner suit with matching cap,and with an additional shirt,and pajamas,seven of the pieces being embroidered with H.P. 9. The doll is being sold from the family of the original owner,Miss Elsie Stevenson of Oatslands Mere in Surrey,England and Achnacloich estate in Scotland. The Stevenson family were prominent in cultural circle in Scotland during the late 1800s; Elsie's father,Alexander Stevenson was a prominent art collector of famous pre-Raphaelites such as Gabriel Rossetti,and Elsie was a distant cousin of the author,Robert Louis Stevenson. The doll later passed to Elsie's daughter,who is shown in the 1910 garden photograph with her dolls (including this Marquis doll) and has continued in the family hands until this time. Included with the doll is a family album including the 1910 photograph.
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