The Count wears the Prussian order of Pour le Merite and the Iron Cross and the Russian orders of St. George and St Vladimir.
Alexei Feodorovich Orlov, and illegitimate son of Feodor Grigorievich Orlov (1741-1796)was made noble by Imperial Oukaz in 1796. He pursued a military career and was wounded at the battle of Borodino (7 September 1812), the deadliest day of the Napoleonic wars. In 1813 he was appointed aide-de-camp of Grand-Duke Nicholas Pavlovich and three years later, in 1817, he was made aide-de-camp to Emperor Alexander I. He was created a Count the day after the repression of the Decembrist Revolt of 1825. The following year he married Olga, daughter of Alexander Alexandrovich Jerebtzov. He was made a Prince by Imperial Oukaz in 1856.
Vertical hair-line crack at 11 o'clock, 1 cm running to hair. Base with horizontal artist's extension, 7mm visible. Some crazing to gum arabic to on coat. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."