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A group of twelve miniatures, Henry Benner, St Petersburg, circa 1820
Estimación
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Lote. Vendido 218,500 GBP (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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458
A group of twelve miniatures, Henry Benner, St Petersburg, circa 1820
Estimación
30.00050.000
Lote. Vendido 218,500 GBP (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
SALTAR AL LOTE

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A group of twelve miniatures, Henry Benner, St Petersburg, circa 1820
depicting Michael I, Alexis I, Feodor III, Sofia Alekseevna, Ivan V, Peter I, Eudokia Lopukhina, Alexei Petrovich, Catherine I, Peter II, Anna Ioannovna and Elisabeth Petrovna, in oval gilt-metal frames, the reverse of each with original red leather label
Cantidad: 12
height 17.1cm, 6 3/4 in.
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Procedencia

Christie's London, 23 June 1981, lots 92-97

Nota del catálogo

For the hundred years prior to the Pauline Laws of 1797, which established an order of succession along the lines of primogeniture, the ruling dynasty of Russia was in a perpetual state of flux and on the point of crisis. The present group of miniatures attempts to provide a linear history to the Romanov family from the first Tsar, Mikhail I, to Peter III's predecessor Elizabeth Petrovna.

Henry Benner worked as Court painter to Emperor Alexander I in St Petersburg from 1817 to 1828. However, despite considerable notoriety, the failure of his publication of engraved miniature portraits depicting the Russian nobility left him in financial ruin. Given Benner's position as Court miniaturist, it is likely the present lot formed part of an Imperial commission.

For further examples from this series, please see Christie's London, 27 November 2007, lots 201-203.

Russian Works of Art, Fabergé and Icons

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