Topic: Alexander II
A beautiful miniature portrait of the Emperor Alexander II, made in 1860 surfaced this week in Russia.
The emperor is depicted in the dress uniform of the Preobrazhensky Life Guards regiment, wearing the Order of St. George of the Fourth degree, with the Stars of the Orders of St. Andrew and St. Vladimir.
The miniature is made of copper, bronze, gilt and enamel, it measures 72 x 107 mm in size. The artist is unkown.
© Paul Gilbert. 04 May, 2012