Lot 106
  • 106

After Franz Krüger

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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  • Franz Krüger
  • Portrait of Nicholas I
  • oil on canvas
  • 94.5 by 72cm, 37 1/4 by 28 1/4 in.


Sotheby's London, Icons, Russian Pictures and Works of Art, 28 November 1991, lot 480
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

The present portrait of Nicholas I is a copy after an 1852 original by Franz Krüger, now part of the collection of the Hermitage. While it is not known who painted this version its high quality suggests that it was possibly commissioned by the Imperial court. The Krüger portrait was widely considered the best image of the Tsar and as such was frequently copied.