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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 279

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1815

    General Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Pisarev (1780-1848), in dark-green uniform, gold-embroidered red collar, gold epaulettes, wearing the red sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne (1st class), the Orders of St. George (3rd class), St. Vladimir (3rd and 4th class), the Prussian 'Pour le Mérite', St. Maurice (Commander class) and the Campaign medal of 1812

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    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1815
    General Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Pisarev (1780-1848), in dark-green uniform, gold-embroidered red collar, gold epaulettes, wearing the red sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne (1st class), the Orders of St. George (3rd class), St. Vladimir (3rd and 4th class), the Prussian 'Pour le Mérite', St. Maurice (Commander class) and the Campaign medal of 1812
    oval, 3 in. (77 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount


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    Entering the army in the Semenovskii Regiment in 1797, Pisarev fought in the campaign in Germany in 1807 and the Great Fatherland War and abroad, being awarded various medals including the Order of St. George (4th class) in 1813. He was also a renowned author and member of historical and other societies.

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    Provenance

    Collection of Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919), in 1909.
    Alexandre Rozembergh, Paris, in 1928.


    Literature

    Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, V, no. 148, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Exposition d'art russe ancien et moderne, 1928, no. 154 (lent by Alexandre Rozembergh, Paris).