Follower of Giovanni Battista Lampi (Austro-Italian, 1751-1830)
Count Peter Zavadovsky (1739-1812), a favourite of Empress Catherine the Great
On ivory; oval, 89 mm. high, gilt-metal frame
The Collection of Grand-Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919).
Grand-Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Portraits Russes des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, St Petersburg, 1906, II, no. 52, illustrated.
Geneva, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Chefs-d’oeuvre de la miniature et de la gouache, 1956, no. 52 (as attributed to Borowikoffski).
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