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Portrait of Nicholas II on Horseback

Made by: Edelfelt, Albert

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:
overall __26.00 IN __20.00 IN
overall __66.04 CM __50.80 CM

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