Nicolas 1.er.Empereur de Russie
Paris chez Chaillou Editeur rue St Honoré No. 140
Lithograph, image 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Wove paper; uncut sheet; publisher's blindstamp.
Nicholas I (1796-1855), Emperor of Russia from 1825 until his death. Although he led the Imperial Russian Army in the unsuccessful Crimean War, Nicholas helped to create an independent Greek state and seized several territories in the Caucasus, defeating the Ottoman and Persian Empires in the wars of the 1820s. Under his rule, the Russian Empire reached its greatest extent of over 20 million square kilometres. From a series of portraits by lithographer Antoine Maurin dit l'aîné (1793 - 1860).
For Nicholas triumphant in battle see ref. 29832; for satirical representations of Nicholas see refs. 22270 and 30550.
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