Unknown - portrait of Nicholas I
This miniature portrait is by an unknown artist, but it is a very competent copy of a well known portrait. The sitter is Nicholas I (1796-1855) of Russia.
For more about him see Nicholas
Although rectangular, it is behind an oval mat which conceals part of his uniform. The miniature is on paper, so it lacks the greater brightness of an ivory base. It is 95mm x 72mm.
This collection includes miniatures of his father, Alexander I, and of his own son, Alexander II. The latter being by Ivan Winberg. 1058
Posted by Don Shelton at 5:17 PM