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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 121

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1780

    Paul I of Russia (1754-1801) as Tsarevich, in red coat with embroidered border, floral embroidered white waistcoat, the cross of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne around his neck, wearing a white sash, powdered wig en queue, his hat under his left arm

    Price Realised  

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1780
    Paul I of Russia (1754-1801) as Tsarevich, in red coat with embroidered border, floral embroidered white waistcoat, the cross of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne around his neck, wearing a white sash, powdered wig en queue, his hat under his left arm
    on vellum stretched over slate
    rectangular, 2¾ x 2 5/16 in. (71 x 58 mm.), stamped gilt-metal frame with stylised acanthus leaves


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    The present miniature is inspired by the 1777 portrait by Roslin, engraved by Gavril Skorodumov. It is likely that this miniature was copied after a black and white engraving and that the colour of the sash of the Imperial Order of St. Andrew was not recognised as blue.

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