24 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Russian School, early 19th century
after Henri Benner (French, 1776-1829)
Tsar Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825), in black uniform with red collar embroided with gold oak leaves, gold epaluettes, black stock, wearing the blue moiré silk sash of the Russian Order of St. Andrew and the breast star of this order superimposed on the Order of the Garter, combined with the Swedish Royal Order of the Sword, the badges of St. George of Russia, the Russian campaign medal of 1812 and other orders.
30aring signature 'H. Benner pinx.' (centre right)
watercolour on ivory, in later wooden frame
4 5/8 x 3¾ in. (12 x 9.5 cm.)
For a similar miniature of Tsar Alexander I of Russian by Henri Benner see Christie's, King Street, Important Gold Boxes, Objects of Vertu & Portrait Miniatures, December 9, 2003, lot 245.
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