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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 215

    VINCENZO CASTELLI (ITALIAN, 1789-1845)

    Count Dmitrii Pavlovich Tatishchev (1767-1845), in black uniform, gold-embroidered black collar, wearing the jewel and breast-star of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Vladimir (2nd class), and the badge of the Military Order of St. George (4th class)

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    VINCENZO CASTELLI (ITALIAN, 1789-1845)
    Count Dmitrii Pavlovich Tatishchev (1767-1845), in black uniform, gold-embroidered black collar, wearing the jewel and breast-star of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Vladimir (2nd class), and the badge of the Military Order of St. George (4th class)
    signed 'V Castelli' (lower right)
    oval, 2 7/16 in. (61 mm.) high, rectangular gilt-metal frame with blue mount with spandrels at corners


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    Count Dmitrii Pavlovich Tatishchev was Russian Ambassador in Vienna from 1826 to 1841. In 1813 he married Julia Aleksandrovna Konopka and in 1840 he lost his eyesight.
    For other portraits of Tatishchev, see G. Kugler, Staatskanzler Metternich und seine Gäste, Graz, 1991, pl. 51 (by Daffinger, 1837) and Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety, St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, I, 160, and sale Christie's, London, 28 May 2002, lot 197. A miniature of his wife by Daffinger is illustrated in K. V. Mikhailova/G. V. Smirnov, Portrait Miniatures from the Russian Museum, Leningrad, 1974, II, no. 31, pl. 89, pp. 182-183, 364.

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    Provenance

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


    Literature

    Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, V, no. 87, illustrated.