Antique 18th-19th Century Imperial Russian Miniature Portrait of a Russian Duke

Antique 18th-19th Century Imperial Russian Miniature Portrait of a Russian Duke

SKU: FA80

Antique, 18th-19th century, Imperial Russian, finely hand painted miniature portrait of a Russian Duke or Tsar (Possibly Emperor Peter III of Russia or Emperor Paul I of Russia) in armour, with ermine slung over his right shoulder, with white cravat on his neck, wearing across the chest a blue moiré sash of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew, the First Called, and the red medal ribbon with narrow yellow edging of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne suspended from his neck. On the high level of the white cravat, near his right shoulder, is a signature of the painter with very fine lettering. However, since this is under the glass and the letters are very small, we are not able to read the name of the artist. The oval miniature is mounted in a brass inner frame within a rectangular frame, veneered with reindeer bone straps in the manner characteristic for 18th – early 19th century Kholmogory, Arkhangelsk region craftsmen artwork. The back of the miniature is covered with faux Tortoiseshell.

 

For the portraits of the Emperor Peter III of Russia and the Emperor Paul I of Russia please see the links below:

 

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Karl+Peter+Ulrich&b...

 

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Karl+Peter+Ulrich&b...

 

For the Kholmogory craftsmen’s art works please see the links below:

 

http://viola.bz/kholmogory-bone-carving/

 

http://www.burghley.co.uk/collections/collection/a...

 

http://bag-auction.eu/product/lot-0344-russian-18t...

 

CONDITION: Painting is damaged: Edges of the painting panel reshaped in the past, paint on the edges with brown stain and flaked, some discoloration in the paint beside the head of the gentlemen. Bone veneer of the frame is uneven with minor cracks.

 

MEASUREMENTS: Diameter of the frame: 12.3 cm x 10.5 cm (4.84 inches x 4.13 inches).

    $980.00Price

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