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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 190

    PIETRO DE ROSSI (RUSSIAN, 1761-1831)

    Count Sergei Grigor'vich Stroganov (1794-1882), in silver-piped black uniform with red collar, silver epaulettes, wearing the badges of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Vladimir and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem; nocturnal sky background

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    PIETRO DE ROSSI (RUSSIAN, 1761-1831)
    Count Sergei Grigor'vich Stroganov (1794-1882), in silver-piped black uniform with red collar, silver epaulettes, wearing the badges of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Vladimir and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem; nocturnal sky background
    signed 'De Rossi f:' (mid-left)
    2 9/16 in. (65 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount


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    He was present at the battle of Borodino in 1817. Attended Moscow University and was companion to Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich. A member of the Senate in 1837 and promoted Lieutenant General in 1841, and appointed military governor of Moscow in 1850.
    For further information on Pietro de Rossi, see T. A. Selinova, Petr Rossi. Russkii miniatiurist, Moscow, 2005.

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