Russian Military Print #694, Reign of Nicholas I (1825-
Hand colored lithograph (printed in Paris c 1855)
illustrating a Russian
enlisted cavalryman from the Life Guard Cavalry Regiment in
(#694 in a series), large format: 12 1/2" by 17" [32 X
43cm], image size: 7
1/8" by 9 ¾" [18 X 25cm].
Very fine condition. The colors fresh as new with only minor
foxing and a
few damp stains in the outer margins.
Produced in France during the final years of the Crimean War
after that conflict ended), this beautifully executed
lithograph was printed by
the famous Parisian firm of (Joseph) Lemercier and
meticulously hand colored, most likely by artists living in
Russia who were
able to work from color uniform references and cloth samples
available in France.
Although about one hundred and fifty years old, the paper it
is printed on
shows no signs of brittleness and the colors are 'fresh as
new.' Most if not
all of whatever minor foxing is present would be covered by
a mat when
finally framed for display in a living room or a study. The
same would hold
true for any other minor imperfections in the border area.
Please note the
Besides the fact that this is a significant historic
document in and of itself, it
represents a rare and uniquely affordable opportunity for
the collector of
items related to the Russian Empire to own and display
century artwork in his or her home.
To find a selection of other fine Russian Imperial
military prints, please
visit our "Imperial Russian Posters, Lithographs and