25 May 2004
CIRCLE OF HENRI BENNER, CIRCA 1815
Tsar Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825), in black coat with gold-embroidered red collar and red-bordered gold epaulettes, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast star of the Russian Order of St. Andrew, the Swedish Order of the Sword, the Russian Order of St. George, the Russian 1812 Commemorative Medal, the Austrian Military Order of Maria Theresia and the Prussian 1813 Iron Cross
oval, 1 15/16 in. (49 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the reverse with plaited hair
Mr Wolffenberg, former owner of the auction house Rudolph Lepke, Berlin.
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For a similar miniature of Tsar Alexander I, see K. E. Schaffers-Bodenhausen/M. E. Tiethoff-Spliethoff, The Portrait Miniatures in the Collection of the House of Orange-Nassau, Zwolle, 1993, illustrated p. 315, no. 389.
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