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PORTRAIT OF NICHOLAS II ON HORSEBACK

Made by: Albert Edelfelt

On view in: Entry Hall


About this object

Equestrian portrait of Emperor Nicholas II in the uniform of the Finnish Dragoon Regiment and seated on a bay-colored horse. He faces to the left, holding the reins in his left hand and with his right hand obscured, but at his side. His uniform includes a jacket with epaulettes, brimless hat, and riding boots. The horse stands on a grassy knoll, with trees in the right background. In the distance to the left, is a town. The horizon line is low and much of the background is taken up with blue sky and profuse white clouds. This image is a preparatory sketch for a larger portrait now in the museum in Helsinki.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF NICHOLAS II ON HORSEBACK
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
FINLAND
Date made:
1898
Size:
66 × 50.8 cm (26 × 20 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.102
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
DEDICATION à Mlle Lily de Etter In lower left corner. Trans: To Miss Lily de Etter SIGNATURE; DATE A. Edelfelt 1898 In lower left corner.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973