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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 284

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1815

    General Count Petr Petrovich Konovnitsyn (1764-1822), in black military uniform with red collar and gold epaulettes, fur-lined cloak wrapped around his shoulders, wearing the breast-stars of the Imperial Russian orders of St. Alexander Nevskii, St. Vladimir, the Prussian Red Eagle (1st class), the Bavarian Military Order of Max-Joseph, the Military Order of St. George (4th class), the Austrian Order of Maria Theresa (3rd class), the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and medals of the War of 1812 and the Prussian Kulm Cross

    Price Realised  

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1815
    General Count Petr Petrovich Konovnitsyn (1764-1822), in black military uniform with red collar and gold epaulettes, fur-lined cloak wrapped around his shoulders, wearing the breast-stars of the Imperial Russian orders of St. Alexander Nevskii, St. Vladimir, the Prussian Red Eagle (1st class), the Bavarian Military Order of Max-Joseph, the Military Order of St. George (4th class), the Austrian Order of Maria Theresa (3rd class), the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and medals of the War of 1812 and the Prussian Kulm Cross
    oval, 5 1/16 in. (129 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount on lemonwood veneered panel


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    Entered service in 1785 as under officer in the Semenovskii Regiment, took part in the Polish campaign 1792 and 1794, and the Swedish campaign of 1808-09, in the Great Fatherland War of 1812, when he was promoted major general and adjutant general to the Emperor, minister of war 1815-19, and elevated to count of the Russian Empire in 1819. In 1801 he married Anna, the daughter of Count Ivan Ivanovich Korsakov.

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