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Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902)

The Bal Polonais at the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, 23 January 1874 signed and dated 1876

RCIN 451905

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Following the two wedding ceremonies and a banquet at which the guests were entertained by leading singers of the day, a Bal Polonaise was held in the Throne Room of the Winter Palace; the Emperor led the bride, while the bridegroom led the Empress.

Commissioned by Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.