27 November 2007
RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1795
Prince Vladimir Petrovich Dolgorukii (1773-1817), in military uniform of blue coat with scarlet facings, powdered hair, with medals
octagonal, 2 15/16 x 2 3/16 in. (74 x 56 mm.), stamped gilt-metal mount
Collection of Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919), in 1905.
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Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, I, no. 152, illustrated (then in oval frame).
Entered military service at a tender age in 1781, he saw active service during the Russo-Turkish war and in Switzerland, and was present at the battle of Austerlitz, and in 1806 in Moldavia, before retiring in 1808.
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