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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 232

    ATTRIBUTED TO FRANZ GERHARD VON KÜGELGEN (GERMAN, 1772-1820)

    Prince Sergei Feodorovich Golitsyn (1749-1810), in black uniform with gold-embroidered red collar, gold epaulettes, wearing the Imperial Russian Orders of St. Andrew, St. George (2nd class) and St. Vladimir (1st class) and the Order of St. John Jerusalem (Commander class)

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    ATTRIBUTED TO FRANZ GERHARD VON KÜGELGEN (GERMAN, 1772-1820)
    Prince Sergei Feodorovich Golitsyn (1749-1810), in black uniform with gold-embroidered red collar, gold epaulettes, wearing the Imperial Russian Orders of St. Andrew, St. George (2nd class) and St. Vladimir (1st class) and the Order of St. John Jerusalem (Commander class)
    1¾ in. (44 mm.) diam., cast silver mount


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    Enrolled in the Preobrazhenskii regiment in 1756, promoted to aide-de-camp to the Empress Catherine II the Great, first major of the regiment in 1787-91, he had a brilliant military career during the Empress' reign, until forced into retirement by her son Paul. On the accession of Alexander I in 1801 he was promoted to general in chief, the following year appointed military governor of the Baltic provinces. He died while on campaign against the Turks. He married in 1779 Varvara Vasil'evna Engelhardt, whose mother was Potemkin's niece.

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    Provenance

    Collection of Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919), in 1907.


    Literature

    Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, II, no. 58, illustrated.