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JACOB AXEL GILLBERG (SWEDISH, 1769-1845), AFTER GEORGE DAWE (BRITISH, 1781-1879)
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JACOB AXEL GILLBERG (SWEDISH, 1769-1845), AFTER GEORGE DAWE (BRITISH, 1781-1879)

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JACOB AXEL GILLBERG (SWEDISH, 1769-1845), AFTER GEORGE DAWE (BRITISH, 1781-1879)
Jan Pieter van Suchtelen (1751-1836), in green military coat with red collar, grey cloak with black collar, wearing the Swedish Order of the Seraphim and the Russian Military Order of St George and other orders signed and dated 'Gillberg. p. Stockholm 1821' (lower left)
on ivory
rectangular, 3 3/16 x 3 in. (81 x 76 mm.), gilt-metal frame
Provenance
Paul A. Scholz Collection, Berlin; Lempertz, Cologne, 24 November 1976, lot 44.
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Van Suchtelen was a general in the Russian army during the Russo-Swedish War (1808-1809). In 1812 he was the plenipotentiary for Tsar Alexander I in Orebro where he negotiated and signed the Treaty of Orebro which brought to an end the Anglo-Russian War (1807-1812).
The original by George Dawe is in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg.

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