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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 262

    MÜLLER, CIRCA 1815

    Count Karl Fedorovich [Wilhelm] Tol' [von Toll] (1777-1842), in dark green uniform with red collar, gold epaulettes, wearing the Imperial Russian Orders of St. Anne (2nd class), St. Vladimir (4th class), and the Imperial Military Order of St. George for services as an officer

    Price Realised  

    MÜLLER, CIRCA 1815
    Count Karl Fedorovich [Wilhelm] Tol' [von Toll] (1777-1842), in dark green uniform with red collar, gold epaulettes, wearing the Imperial Russian Orders of St. Anne (2nd class), St. Vladimir (4th class), and the Imperial Military Order of St. George for services as an officer
    signed 'Müller' (mid-right)
    oval, 2 5/16 in. (58 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount


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    One of the favourites of General Kutuzov, the sitter entered the Imperial Suite before seeing service in the Italian campaign against the French, and later in 1805 and 1812 and abroad, being awarded the Imperial Military Order of St. George (4th class) after Borodino, and other medals. He was elevated to count in 1829 and general of infantry in 1826.
    For another miniature by this artist, possibly identical with Charles-François Müller (1789-1855), see G. N. Komelova/G. A. Printseva, Portrait Miniature in Russia, XVIII - early XX century, from the Collection of The Hermitage, Leningrad, 1986, p. 285, no. 56, illustrated p. 138, pl. 120.

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