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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 225

    F. RADEMACHER (GERMAN, FL. C. 1820-1846)

    A Count Nostitz in military uniform of red-piped blue coat with red collar and red and gold epaulettes of a two-star general, silver aiguillette and white shoulder belt, dark hair and moustache; sky background

    Price Realised  

    F. RADEMACHER (GERMAN, FL. C. 1820-1846)
    A Count Nostitz in military uniform of red-piped blue coat with red collar and red and gold epaulettes of a two-star general, silver aiguillette and white shoulder belt, dark hair and moustache; sky background
    signed and indistinctly dated 'Rademacher f. 18[ ]6' (mid-left)
    oval, 2¾ in. (70 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount


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    The sitter was possibly the Prussian General Count August Ludwig Ferdinand von Nostitz (1777-1866). He entered the Prussian Army in 1802 and served after the Battle of Bautzen as General Blücher's Adjutant. In 1825, he became General Major and in 1828, during Russia's Turkish Campaign, he assisted Tsar Nicholas I in his headquarters. In 1835, Nostitz was appointed Second Commander of Berlin, in 1838 General Lieutenant and in 1840 Head of the 5th Regiment of the Husars. From 1850 to 1860, he was Prussian envoy in Hanover.

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