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Christian Tangermann-Attrib. "Grand Duke Nikolai Pavlovich (?)", miniature on ivory, 1815/20
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Painted between 1815/20, it seems to be a portrait of the young Grand Duke Nikolai Pavlovich (1796-1855), future Tsar Nikolai I. The sitter is depicted in Russian general's uniform, bearing (among others) blue sash of the Order of St. Andrew the First-Called (as a Grand Duke, Nikolai Pavlovich received this highest of all Russian awards already at birth).
We acquired this miniature at the inventory sale of a highly aristocratic castle in Germany, together with another miniature portrait (see our web # 38508). Both portraits were probably painted at one go and by the same artist. The portrait in our web # 38508 also shows a bearer of blue sash of St. Andrew Order, only his uniform epaulettes are not Russian but Prussian. We suppose that it is a portrait of one of Prussian princes, sons of King Friedrich Wilhelm III.
The list of St. Andrew Order's recipients in the period of the early 19th century refers to several relatively young Prussians; all - members of the Prussian Royal Family. By comparing the early portraits of each of them, we have arrived at the consideration that only one of them - Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1783-1851; CLICK HERE) - could be truly taken into account. This consideration lead us then to the final conclusion that both miniatures - the portrait of young Nikolai Pavlovich, which is on view here, and our web # 38508 - were made by the same Berlin court artist during the Russian Duke's one of two (pre-wedding) trips to Berlin. It is known that he first visited Berlin in 1815, in order to make acquaintance with his future wife, Princess Charlotte of Prussia. He went there again in the early 1817, shortly before their wedding that was to take place in St. Petersburg on the 13th of July of the same (1817) year.
For extensive biography of Grand Duke Nikolai Pavlovich, CLICK HERE: Our images nr.3-5 show three other early portraits of his.
This miniature could with great likelihood be a work of well-known Berlin miniaturist (who in the described period frequently portrayed members of the Prussian Royal Family) Christian Tangermann (see our comparison image nr.6).
Christian Tangermann was born ca. 1760 in Westphalia and died in 1830 in Berlin. He was a painter of portraits in oils and pastel and, especially, a miniaturist. He worked in Berlin for many years, painting numerous miniatures of the court. About 1807 Tangermann travelled to St. Petersburg, where he remained until 1809. About 1812 he sojourned in Vienna.
Schidlof says further: "...Tangermann painted in the style of certain pupils of Isabey (sic!), but his work is dry. His drawing is good, the execution fine and conscientious...". The influence of Isabey in Tangermann's work is rather obvious from our last additional image that shows the same (!) portrait, yet clearly painted a few years prior and by Isabey himself!
Creation Year: 1815/20
Measurements: UNFRAMED:2,9x2,4cm/1,1x0,9in FRAMED: 12,0x10,3cm/4,7x4,1in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory; laid on card (oval)
Creator: Christian Tangermann
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Creator Dates: ca. 1760 Westphalia-1830 Berlin
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