EMPEROR ALEXANDER I AND EMPRESS ELIZABETH ALEXEEVNA, TWO PORTRAIT MINIATURES, BY HENRY BENNER, 1817 AND 1824

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Oval, watercolour and gum Arabic on paper, the Emperor in military regalia, wearing the sash of the order of St. Andrew, against a sky background, signed and dated c.r. in Latin: Benner /1817, the frame engraved at the reverse Emperor Alexander I / by Henry Benner; the Empress wearing a black, feathered hat, dark coat and red shawl, signed and dated, c.l. in Latin: Benner/ 1824, the reverse engraved Elizabeth Alexeevna / Wife of / Emperor Alexander I / by Henry Benner, both in fausse monte frames in a silver-gilt display stand, London, early 20th century