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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 359

    Russian School, 19th Century

    Design for a barge and barge house for Count Miloradovitch

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    Russian School, 19th Century
    Design for a barge and barge house for Count Miloradovitch
    indistinctly signed and dated '... 1819' (lower right), extensively inscribed and annotated with scale
    pen and grey ink and watercolour, within the artist's pen and ink border
    10 5/8 x 21 3/16 in. (27.2 x 53.7 cm.)


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    Count Mikhail Andreyevich Miloradovich was a Russian general during the Napoleonic Wars. Appointed military governor of St Petersburg in 1818, it is possible that this design for a barge and a barge house may have been intended for his palace there. However, any building plans would have been cut short when he was shot dead by Decembrists in 1825.

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