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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 145

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1780

    Petr Fedorovich Mezentsev (1734-c.1792), in green uniform with gold-embroidered red facings, wearing orders including the sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne, the jewel and breast-star of St. Vladimir (2nd class), powdered wig en queue

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    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1780
    Petr Fedorovich Mezentsev (1734-c.1792), in green uniform with gold-embroidered red facings, wearing orders including the sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne, the jewel and breast-star of St. Vladimir (2nd class), powdered wig en queue
    oval, 2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame


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    Entered military service in 1749, he was promoted lieutenant-colonel in 1763, brigadier 1775, major general 1777, and governor of Vologda 1784-92. He married Elizaveta Alekseevna Putoshkina.

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    Provenance

    Prince V. Obolensky-Neledinsky-Meletsky, St. Petersburg, in 1909.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, V, no. 211, illustrated.