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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 280

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1815

    General Count Mikhail Andreevich Miloradovich (1770-1825), in black uniform, gold-embroidered red collar, gold epaulettes, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew, the breast-stars of the Military Order of St. George (2nd class), St. Vladimir (1st class), St. John of Jerusalem and the Prussian Order of the Black Eagle, the Austrian Orders of Leopold (Commander class) and Maria Theresa, the Bavarian Military Order of Max-Joseph, the Campaign medal of 1812 and the Religious Order of the Russian Orthodox Church; sky background

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    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1815
    General Count Mikhail Andreevich Miloradovich (1770-1825), in black uniform, gold-embroidered red collar, gold epaulettes, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew, the breast-stars of the Military Order of St. George (2nd class), St. Vladimir (1st class), St. John of Jerusalem and the Prussian Order of the Black Eagle, the Austrian Orders of Leopold (Commander class) and Maria Theresa, the Bavarian Military Order of Max-Joseph, the Campaign medal of 1812 and the Religious Order of the Russian Orthodox Church; sky background
    oval, 2 15/16 in. (74 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount


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    Miloradovich fought in the Russo-Swedish war of 1788-90, and in Italy and Switzerland under Suvorov in 1799 and in the wars against France, being awarded the Order of St. George 3rd Class in 1805. His service in the war of 1812-13 brought him the title of Count and the Order of St. Andrew. From 1818 he was general governor of St. Petersburg and was mortally wounded during the Decembrist uprising by P. G. Kakhovskii.

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    Provenance

    Collection of Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919), in 1905.
    Alexandre Rozembergh, Paris, in 1928.


    Literature

    Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, I, no. 183, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Exposition d'art russe ancien et moderne, 1928, no. 153 (lent by Alexandre Rozembergh, Paris).