28 November 2007
Nikolai Dmitrievich Dmitriev-Orenburgskii (1837-1898)
Portrait of a Russian volunteer
signed in Cyrillic and dated 'N. Dmitriev-Orenburgskii 1878' (lower left)
oil on canvas
25 x 18 in. (63.5 x 45.8 cm.)
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Based on his decorations and sword, the present sitter appears to be a Russian volunteer in the Serbian army during the war in the Balkans in 1876-78.
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