• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 412

    An ivory plaque depicting a portrait of Count Grigorii Orlov


    Price Realised  


    An ivory plaque depicting a portrait of Count Grigorii Orlov
    Russia, late 18th century
    Rectangular, the profile portrait carved in relief, facing left with sash and order, with a shaped oval border of pierced floral scroll and trelliswork, with plain rectangular border pierced for stitching together with a plain rectangular ivory backing, with later black silk lining, apparently unmarked
    6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.) high

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    The portrait is taken from an engraving by E. Chetesov after a portrait by I. Develly, see: A. V. Morozov, Catalogue of Collection of Russian engraved and lithograph Portraits, vol. 3, Moscow, 1913, column 789, no. 5, pl. CCC. (fig. 1)

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