27 November 2007
RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1780
Petr Fedorovich Mezentsev (1734-c.1792), in green uniform with gold-embroidered red facings, wearing orders including the sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne, the jewel and breast-star of St. Vladimir (2nd class), powdered wig en queue
oval, 2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame
Prince V. Obolensky-Neledinsky-Meletsky, St. Petersburg, in 1909.
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Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Russkie portrety [...], St. Petersburg, 1905-1909, V, no. 211, illustrated.
Entered military service in 1749, he was promoted lieutenant-colonel in 1763, brigadier 1775, major general 1777, and governor of Vologda 1784-92. He married Elizaveta Alekseevna Putoshkina.
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