Portrait of Grand Duke Nicholas, later Emperor Nicholas I (1825-55), on horseback

George Dawe, R.A. (1781-1829)

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George Dawe, R.A. (1781-1829)
Portrait of Grand Duke Nicholas, later Emperor Nicholas I (1825-55), on horseback
signed, inscribed and dated 'Painted by G. DAWE St. Petersburg 1822' (lower left) and with later inscriptions in Russian 'Alek. Benkendorf/Gr[and]-D[uke]-Nikolai Pavl[ovich]/paint[ed] by Dawe' (on the reverse) and 'G?. Sukarov-L?...dkolvan?' (upper right, on the reverse)
oil on canvas
48¼ x 38 5/8 in. (122.5 x 98.1 cm.)