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Franz Krüger (1797-1857)

Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia (1796-1855) Signed and dated 1847

Oil on canvas | 330.2 x 223.5 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 406814

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The monumental scale and exceptionally grand frame make this an impressive portrait which was sent to Queen Victoria by the Emperor after his visit of 1844.Krüger, a favoured court artist of Nicholas and skilled equestrian painter, adds interest by including the military scenes that flank the sitter. Given to Queen Victoria by the sitter.