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Peter Turnerelli (1774-1839)

Portrait bust of Matvei Ivanovich, Count Platov (1751-1818) signed & dated 1815

RCIN 35416

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Count Platov, a Russian General, commanded the ‘Don Cossack’ forces against the French during the Napoleonic Wars. He accompanied Emperor Alexander I to London in 1814. In 1815 the Prince Regent commissioned Turnerelli to make this portrait bust of the general for the Armoury at his residence Carlton House.

Commissioned by the Prince Regent (later George IV), 1815.