Alexander Emperor of Russia.Drawn from the Life.
Etching with very large margins, platemark 205 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Fine impression; slight foxing; tipped into album sheet. Rare.
Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825), known as Alexander the Blessed, Tzar from 1801, Ruler of Poland from 1815, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania. Probably from a drawing by Thomas Phillips made at the time of the visit of the Allied Sovereigns to England in June 1814 to celebrate the Peace of Paris. In 1817 Phillips (who also had the rare distinction of having painted Napoleon from life, in 1802) painted a large canvas (now in Petworth House, Sussex) commemorating the event, showing Alexander.
[Ref: 34935] £220.00