27 November 2007
JOSEPH KREUTZINGER (AUSTRIAN, 1757-1829)
Count Artemii Ekimovich Lazarev (+ 1814), in blue coat with red facings and gold epaulettes
signed 'Jos. Kreützinger pinx' on backing paper
2 in. (51 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount
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The present sitter saw military service against the French and was killed at the battle of Leipzig.
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