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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 220

    FRÉDÉRIC DUBOIS (FRENCH, FL. C. 1780-AFTER 1819)

    General Petr (Varfolomei) Andreevich Kikin (1775-1834), in military uniform of black coat with gold-embroidered red collar and gold epaulettes, wearing orders including the red sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Alexander Nevskii, St. Anne (1st class), and the jewel and breast-star of the Military Order of St. George (2nd class); sky background

    Price Realised  

    FRÉDÉRIC DUBOIS (FRENCH, FL. C. 1780-AFTER 1819)
    General Petr (Varfolomei) Andreevich Kikin (1775-1834), in military uniform of black coat with gold-embroidered red collar and gold epaulettes, wearing orders including the red sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Alexander Nevskii, St. Anne (1st class), and the jewel and breast-star of the Military Order of St. George (2nd class); sky background
    oval, 2 5/8 in. (66 mm.) high, gilt-mtal mount


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    Registered in the Semenovskii Regiment in 1777, Kikin entered military service in 1796, serving on the Staff. In 1812 was made acting general of the First Western Army, being present at the battle of Borodino among others. He saw further service with the army abroad and in 1826 appointed senator. He was the first to suggest the construction of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow to commemorated the fallen of the Great Fatherland War.
    A circular version was in the S. H. V. Hickson Collection, sold Sotheby's, London, 10 November 1969, lot 9 (as by Augustin, sitter unidentified, £460 to Spink).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION