30 May 2006
Two Saddled Mounts signed and dated 1818.
Oil on canvas, 40 by 55 cm.
Franz Kruger made five trips to St. Petersburg, where he painted several portraits of Nicholas I and members of the imperial family. Among them are Nicholas I with Retinue, Russian Guards at Tsarskoe Selo, 1832, and The Russian Guards at Peterhoff.His works decorated the main suite of rooms of the halls of the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo and the Nicholas hall of the Winter Palace. The vast Parade in Berlin, depicting the inspection of troops on 23 September, 1824, in Berlin’s central street, Unter den Linden, was personally presented to the Emperor by Kruger and was for many years kept in Nicholas II's personal cabinet in the Winter Palace.
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