• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 414

    Mikhail Zichy (1827-1906)

    Costumes de la chasse Imperiale en Russie 1858

    Price Realised  

    Mikhail Zichy (1827-1906)
    Costumes de la chasse Imperiale en Russie 1858
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Zichy. St Petersbourg/1858' (lower right); further inscribed as title (upper centre)
    pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, on card
    10 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. (25.6 x 35.8 cm.)


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    In 1858, Alexander II, a keen huntsman, designated the district of Gatchina as his official hunting ground. As court painter, Mikhail Zichy accompanied the Emperor on his hunting trips and produced albums of watercolours dedicated to the grand Chasse Imperiale.

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