A Fine Russian Portrait Miniature of Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, 1836

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After the 1836 portrait by Franz Krüger depicting the Empress "in Russian costume," the ceremonial satin Court dress consisting of a fitted bodice with a short, puffed sleeve and a wide skirt, together with a headdress in the form of the a jeweled Russian kokoshnik worn with a veil; a magnificent, four-strand pearl necklace with a jeweled clasp is visible around her neck, in an original wood frame with finely chased gilt bronze mounts, including four Imperial double-headed eagles
indistinctly signed in Cyrillic Rub... and dated 1836
Height of Miniature Alone 4 in.
10.2 cm