Lot 355
An Antique Portrait of an Imperial Russian Army Officer and His Wife
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), late 18th century, the portrait of the man is inscribed on the verso in Cyrillic "Nikanor Ivanovich Oznobishin / Poruchik of the Guards" and the portrait of the woman is inscribed "Anna Ivanovna Oznobishina nee Khomutova," each presented in period gilt composition frames.

SS 24 x 17.5 in.; DOA 29 x 22.5 in.

Estate of the Late Richard Rivoire of Charles County, Maryland and Raleigh, North Carolina. A noted historical architect, J. Richard Rivoire was a native of Charles County, Maryland and the first to do extensive documentation of historic structures in that county. He moved to Raleigh in 2005 and was actively engaged in the research and documenting of historic structure in this region.

The epaulette identifies the man as a Poruchik (Senior Lieutenent) in the Imperial army and incorporates the monogram of Catherine the Great.

Scattered re-touch and some yellowing to varnish; scattered white spots to surface.

$500 - 1,000