27 November 2007
RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1800
The author and poet, Gavril Romanovich Derzhavin (1743-1816), in pale blue coat, wearing the Imperial Russian Order of St. Alexander Nevskii, powdered hair en queue; together with Count Uvarov, in brown coat, white shirt and frilled cravat, wearing the Imperial Russian Order of St. Alexander Nevskii, (Russian School, circa 1810)
octagonal, 2¼ x 1 15/16 in. (57 x 58 mm.); oval, 2 3/16 x 1 5/8 in. (55 x 42 mm.), respectively, gilt-metal frames (2)
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