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"Locket with two miniature portraits of brothers Gagarin", 1802/05, RARITY!!
Price: 3500 EUR
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We are dealing with set into original, gilded metal locket, very good quality miniature portraits of two brothers from well-known Russian aristocratic family: Prince Grigori Ivanovich Gagarin (1782-1837; from 1802 to 1805 secretary of Russian embassy in Vienna; CLICK HERE and see our comparison image nr.5) and his elder brother, Prince Sergei Ivanovich Gagarin (1777-1862; from 1802 to 1805 secretary of Russian embassy in Naples; for comparison see our image nr.6 and our web # 42646 ); their dress and hairstyle speak for first years of 19th century.
As we believe both portraits were made simultaneously in Vienna - either in 1802 (the elder brother made stopover in that city on the way to Naples (read description to web # 42646 )) or in 1805, as he was on the way back to St.Petersburg (we have a feeling, brothers posed for these poprtraits rather in 1805 (due to sitters' visual age, their dress and hairstyle - see comparison image nr.7).
Provenance: private collection, Vienna
Condition: fairly good; glasses some scratched: one miniature with hairwork (sitter's hair?) on verso; that of second miniiatue is lost
Creation Year: 1802/05
Measurements:UNFRAMED:7,6x0,0cm/3,0x0,0in FRAMED: 3,7x7,4cm/1,5x2,9in
Object Type:Two miniature portraits
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory (round)
Creator Dates: -
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