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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 221

    J. SCHROEDER, 1815

    General Boris Borisovich Fok (1760-1813), in military uniform of black coat, red collar and gold epaulettees, wearing the red sash and breast- star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne (1st class), the breast-star of St. Vladimir (2nd class), the Military Order of St. George, the Prussian Order of the Red Eagle, the Austrian Order of Leopold (Commander class), and medals; sky background; together with a gentleman, member of the Nelidov family, wearing the jewel and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Vladimir (2nd class)

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    J. SCHROEDER, 1815
    General Boris Borisovich Fok (1760-1813), in military uniform of black coat, red collar and gold epaulettees, wearing the red sash and breast- star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne (1st class), the breast-star of St. Vladimir (2nd class), the Military Order of St. George, the Prussian Order of the Red Eagle, the Austrian Order of Leopold (Commander class), and medals; sky background; together with a gentleman, member of the Nelidov family, wearing the jewel and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Vladimir (2nd class)
    the former signed and dated 'J. Schroeder p. 1815' (lower left)
    ovals, 2¾ in. (70 mm.) high, gilt-metal mounts (2)


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    General Fok, born to a German family in Russian service, joined the Bombadier regiment in 1775, saw service in the Russo-Turkish and the Finnish wars of 1788-90, and the wars against Napoleon, and promoted lieutenant general in 1807. Awarded the Order of St. George (3rd class) after the battle of Borodino, St. Vladimir (2nd class), St. Anne (1st class with diamonds), and others.

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    Provenance

    General Fok:
    Collection of Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919), in 1908.


    Literature

    General Fok:
    Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, IV, no. 162, illustrated.