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Henri Benner
PORTRAIT OF ELISAVETA ALEXEÏVNA, EMPRESS OF RUSSIA (1779-1826)
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Henri Benner
PORTRAIT OF ELISAVETA ALEXEÏVNA, EMPRESS OF RUSSIA (1779-1826)
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Henri Benner
MULHOUSE 1776 - 1829 ST PETERSBURG ?
PORTRAIT OF ELISAVETA ALEXEÏVNA, EMPRESS OF RUSSIA (1779-1826)
Watercolour and bodycolour on paper, laid on metal, gilt-metal frame;
signed and dated centre right: Benner / 1821, inscribed in cyrillic verso: 18 Elizabeth Alexeivna 
14 by 10.2 cm.; 5 1/2 by 4 1/8 in.
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Provenance

Sale, Geneva, Christie's, 19 November 1980, lot 148 (part of lot);
with Edwin Bucher, Trogen, by 1981

Catalogue Note

Born Princess Louise of Baden, the sitter was a daughter of Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden, and his wife, Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt. In 1792, she travelled to St Petersburg at the request of Catherine II and the following year she married Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich, the future Alexander I.

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