Portrait of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich
Oil paint and Canvas
W 18.5 in x H 23 in
Gift. Vera Konstantinovna, Princess. 1983
Portrait of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich (1827-1892). Oil on canvas. Grand Duke is depicted chest up, wearing dark suit with white shirt and dark tie; a red circle on his left lapel. He is wearing pince-nez. Painted by Valerii Ivanovich Jacoby in Paris, France in 1883. On reverse is inscription in pencil: A.В. Головнин Дек. 19 1884 г. Aleksandr Vasil'evich Golovnin was the Grand Duke's secretary from 1850. Portrait is in decorative carved wood frame, stamped A. Gecele.
Inscriptions & Markings
In top left corner signed: Якоби 1883 Париж. On reverse, in center in pencil: A. В. Головнинъ Дек. 19 1884 г.