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    Sale 7440

    Important Russian Pictures

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 344

    Gregor Ivanovich Bothmann (d. 1891)

    Emperor Nicholas I in the full uniform of a Guard Cossack General

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    Gregor Ivanovich Bothmann (d. 1891)
    Emperor Nicholas I in the full uniform of a Guard Cossack General
    signed, inscribed and dated 'G. Bothmann/St Petersburg 1870' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    111¾ x 80 in. (284 x 203 cm.)


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    An earlier version of this large portrait with a view of the Kremlin beyond (fig. 1), painted in 1856, used to hang in the private rooms of His Imperial Majesty in the Moscow Kremlin (see D. Skalon, The 100 years of the War Ministry, 1802-1902, St Petersburg, 1902, vol. XI, part I, p. 826, illustrated).

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