27 November 2007
JEAN-BAPTISTE SOYER (FRENCH, 1752-1828)
Tsar Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825), in profile to the right, wearing a laurel wreath
signed 'Soyer' (centre bottom)
1 9/16 in. (40 mm.) diam., brass bezel
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This portrait is inspired by the marble bust by Ivan Petrovich Martos (1754-1835).
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Explore a breathtaking array of Impressionist and modern art, to be offered in our forthcoming 20th Century Week auctions from 15–22 June.
Why this iconic piece, offered in New York on 20 June, represented a 'moment of profound transition’ for its creator — and for furniture design itself