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Russian School, early 19th century
Russian School, early 19th century

Tsar Alexander I and his wife, Elizaveta Alekseevna

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Russian School, early 19th century
Tsar Alexander I and his wife, Elizaveta Alekseevna
oil on canvas
26½ x 20½in. (67.5 x 52cm.)

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Known as 'Alexander I liberating Europe and France' this painting shows the Emperor and his wife being crowned with wreaths, symbolising peace and victory, by the Russian double-headed eagle, and it was widely reproduced in prints and other media following the defeat of Napoleon.
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