November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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Unknown artist, Russian or European School. “Russian Dragoon or Cavalry Officer Playing Guitar by Moonlightt, circa 1792.” Watercolor on paper heightened with gouache, 11-3/4" x 8-3/8" (view) within glazed and matted frame. The officer is dressed in the green, faced-scarlet dragoon or cavalry uniform of Russian Imperial Army of Catherine the Great during the early 1790s. His white swordbelt has a silver, oval plate bearing the ECII cipher of Empress Catherine II with a handsome, stirrup-hilt saber suspended from it at his side, while his crested helmet rests on the ground. His hair is cut in the short Greco-Roman style just becoming fashionable among the younger “westernized” Russian aristocrats, such as this officer, who also sports an earring. He appears ready for conquest, but perhaps of a more romantic nature on a moonlit “field of battle” where his guitar and perhaps voice are the conquering weapons. A handsome work by a talented, yet unidentified, artist. CONDITION: Excellent overall, conservation-mounted in later frame. JLK

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.

Item Dimensions: 18 - 3/4 x 15 - 1/4"
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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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