39BEDEUTENDE, SEHR FEINE MINIATUR MIT DEM PORTRÄT VON ALEXANDER MI Auction: 62-I
BEDEUTENDE, SEHR FEINE MINIATUR MIT DEM PORTRÄT VON ALEXANDER MI
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8,4 x 7,6 cm (mit vergoldetem Bronzerahmen)
PIETRO DE ROSSI (St. Petersburg 1761 - 1831 St. Petersburg) BEDEUTENDE, SEHR FEINE MINIATUR MIT DEM PORTRÄT VON ALEXANDER MICHAILOWITSCH GOLITSIN AN IMPORTANT ENAMEL MINIATURE WITH THE PORTRAIT OF VICE CHANCELLOR PRINCE ALEXANDER MIKHAILOVITCH GOLITSYN Signed and dated on the reverse 'Pietro de Rossi Mosco 1810'. 8.4 x 7.6 cm (with ormolu frame). Jacket trägt er den Andreas-Orden, Prince Alexander Mikhailovich Golitsyn (1723-1807) was the son of Admiral Golitsyn from his marriage with T.Naryshkina. At the age of nineteen years he began his diplomatic service at the Russian embassy in the Netherlands. He eventually became Russian ambassador to London. The Prince was instrumental in helping Catherine the Great accede to the throne and during her reign he held senior government positions including Vice-Chancellor, Senator, Chief Chamberlain and Knight of Order of St.Alexander Nevsky, St.Andrew. In the late 1770s the Prince retired from service and settled in Moscow where he became involved in charitable works. He was an honorary trustee of the Moscow Orphanage and built the Golitsyn Hospital. A patron of the arts, Golitsyn acquired a gallery of art works which were sold following his death at auction.