Ten plaster cast medallion plaques, Count Feodor Petrovich Tolstoy (1783-1873)
Ten plaster cast medallion plaques, Count Feodor Petrovich Tolstoy (1783-1873) of octagonal shape, the various allegorical scenes commemmorating the campaign against Napoleon, relief in white on a blue ground, all except one signed and dated 1817-1825. With metal mounts. width 8in. (20.3cm.) Feodor Petrovich Tolstoy was born in St. Petersburg and entered the naval Corps where his potential became apparent. He studied sculpture under Professor Prokofiev and the artist Kiprensky gave guidance in his drawings of plaster cast from antique models. His first bas reliefs based on classical science were done in 1806 and he was appointed in 1810 as a designer of medals for the St. Petersburg Mint.