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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 149

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1792

    Prince Nikolai Vasil'evich Repnin (1734-1801), in green uniform with red facings and collar, lace cravat, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew, the sash and breast-star of St. George (1st class), and the sash of St. Vladimir, his tricorn hat under his left arm

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    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1792
    Prince Nikolai Vasil'evich Repnin (1734-1801), in green uniform with red facings and collar, lace cravat, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew, the sash and breast-star of St. George (1st class), and the sash of St. Vladimir, his tricorn hat under his left arm
    oval, 3 3/16 in. (81 mm.) high, stamped gilt-metal mount


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    Russian military agent with the French army during the Seven Years War, at the victory over the Turks and concluded the Peace of Kuchuk-Kainadzhi, ambassador in Berlin and Warsaw, in 1796 general governor of Belorussia and later in Riga.
    A similar large portrait by Ivashkevich is illustrated in Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, IV, no. 120. Levitskii's version of 1792 is illustrated in the 1987 catalogue of his works by G. N. Goldovskii et al., no. 77.

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