27 November 2007
RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1800
General Prince Petr Ivanovich Bagration (1765-1812), in blue uniform and red collar, wearing the red moiré sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Alexander Nevskii, the orders of St. Anne (1st class), St. Vladimir (4th class), the Austrian Order of Maria Theresa (commander class), the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (commander class), and St. Maurice (commander class) of Savoy
octagonal, 3 3/16 x 2 5/8 in. (81 x 67 mm.), modern gilt-metal frame
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. 120, illustrated.
Of Georgian royal descent, Bagration served under the most notable Russian commanders in the first and second Russo-Turkish campaigns, in Italy and Switzerland, and against the French under Napoléon, dying of wounds suffered during the battle of Borodino.
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