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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 195

    A Bronze Bust of Alexander II

    BY K.P. KRASOVSKII, WOERFFEL FOUNDRY, ST. PETERSBURG, 1881

    Price Realised  

    A Bronze Bust of Alexander II
    By K.P. Krasovskii, Woerffel foundry, St. Petersburg, 1881
    Wearing the epaulettes of Nicholas I, on a waisted socle, with Cyrillic inscription to the truncation 'Fab. K.F. Verfel, St.Petersburg, The Work of K.P.Krasovskii, 1881'
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) high


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    Alexander II (1818-1881) was the son and successor of Nicholas I. The bust is perhaps a commemorative edition after his assassination in 1881.

    Provenance

    Christie's South Kensington, June 28, 2005, Lot 168