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Russian School, circa 1800
PORTRAIT OF ADMIRAL NICOLAY SEMENOVICH MORDVINOV, TOGETHER WITH HIS WIFE HENRIETTA COBLEY, THEIR SON ALEXANDER AND THEIR DAUGHTERS NEDEZHDA, VERA AND NATALIA, CIRCA 1800
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Russian School, circa 1800
PORTRAIT OF ADMIRAL NICOLAY SEMENOVICH MORDVINOV, TOGETHER WITH HIS WIFE HENRIETTA COBLEY, THEIR SON ALEXANDER AND THEIR DAUGHTERS NEDEZHDA, VERA AND NATALIA, CIRCA 1800
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Russian School, circa 1800
PORTRAIT OF ADMIRAL NICOLAY SEMENOVICH MORDVINOV, TOGETHER WITH HIS WIFE HENRIETTA COBLEY, THEIR SON ALEXANDER AND THEIR DAUGHTERS NEDEZHDA, VERA AND NATALIA, CIRCA 1800
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, ormolu frame
19.6 by 12.2 cm. 7 3/4 by 4 7/8 in.
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Provenance

David David-Weill (1871-1952), inv. no. 3033;
with Wildenstein, Paris;
Sir Charles Clore (1905-1979), London;
his executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 November 1986, lot 71

Exhibited

London, Garrard, An Exhibition of Important 18th Century & Early 19th Century Miniatures and Enamels, 1961, no. 244

Literature

L. Gillet, C. Jeannerat, H. Clouzot, Miniatures and Enamels from the D. David-Weill Collection, Paris, 1957, pp. 356 & 357, no. 244, illust.

Catalogue Note

The male figure in his portrait has previously been mistakenly identified as both Prince Konovnitsin and Prince Bariatinsky. However, he has now been recognised as Admiral Nicolay Semenovich Mordvinov. He stands amongst his family, wearing the sash and star of the Order of Alexander Nevsky and the badge of the Order of Saint Anne.
Another version of this composition was sold at Sotheby's, London, 27 May 2004, lot 64.

With are very grateful to Mr Kibovsky for contacting Sotheby's with this information.

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