18 April 2008
A Bronze Bust of Alexander II
By K.P. Krasovskii, Woerffel foundry, St. Petersburg, 1881
Wearing the epaulettes of Nicholas I, on a waisted socle, with Cyrillic inscription to the truncation 'Fab. K.F. Verfel, St.Petersburg, The Work of K.P.Krasovskii, 1881'
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high
Christie's South Kensington, June 28, 2005, Lot 168
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Alexander II (1818-1881) was the son and successor of Nicholas I. The bust is perhaps a commemorative edition after his assassination in 1881.
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