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Ivan A. Winberg "Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, consort of Nikolai I", important miniature!!, 1826/28
Price: 7500 EUR
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This miniature portrait was painted shortly after 1826 - the year, in which the sitter was presented with Russia's highest award - the Order of St. Apostle Andrew The First-Called. It is a very important and particularly rare (in terms of representation!) miniature portrait of Empress-consort (from December 1825) of Tsar Nikolai I - Alexandra Fedorovna, nee Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860; CLICK HERE).
Ivan Andreevich Winberg (1798 Helsinki - 1851 St. Petersburg) was a well-known Russian miniaturist and son of the Swedish-born, St. Petersburg goldsmith Andreas Winberg (1756 - after 1827), who from 1779 worked in Russia. From the early 1820s Winberg studied at the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, where he regularly exhibited his miniature portraits from 1824. In 1830 he received the title of "naznacheny v akademiki" (Associate of the Academy) artist and - in 1846 - titles of Professor and Academician (Member of the Academy) of miniature painting.
He also regularly exhibited his miniatures at annual academic exhibitions (1824, 1833, 1836, etc.). He was also active at the Court, which is evident from his miniature portraits (on ivory) of Alexander I, Nikolai I, Prince Kochubei, Count Sukhtelen, Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, Alexander II (as Grandduke), and other members of St. Petersburg high society.
Winberg's son, Ivan Ivanovich Winberg, was also a miniaturist.
Many portraits of Ivan Andreevich Winberg can be viewed in most esteemed museums of Russia: Tretyakov Gallery, Russian Museum, Hermitage, State Historical Museum, as well as other important Russian museum collections. His other works achieve increasingly high prices at the current antique market.
CLICK HERE FOR OTHER WORKS OF THIS ARTIST IN OUR POSSESSION.
Also, see our images nr.7-11 for some of Ivan Winberg's works offered at the international art auction market in the last years.
Provenance: private collection, Penzance, England
Creation Year: 1826/28
Measurements:UNFRAMED:3,9x2,9cm/1,5x1,1in FRAMED: 9,3x7,0cm/3,7x2,8in
Object Type:Framed miniature
Style: Portrait miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Ivan Andreevich Winberg
Creator Dates: 1798 Helsinki-1851 St. Petersburg
Nationality:Russian / Swedish
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