To enquire about this item please enter your details below and we will contact you shortly.

(Your details will not be shared with any third parties)

Tick the box below if you would like to receive the Armoury of St James's Bulletin - a quarterly e-newsletter that showcases an exclusive selection of the latest military antiques offered at our premises in Piccadilly Arcade.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Tsar Alexander I of Russia - English School. 1820
Hover over image to zoom, click to expand.

Tsar Alexander I of Russia - English School. 1820

Circa 1820

Measurements: Overall: 34cm (13.5in) x 29cm (11.25)



Watercolour and pencil on paper. Naive equestrian portrait of Britian’s Russian enemy / ally in the Napoleonic Wars. Contained in glazed period maple frame.

Tsar Alexander I (1777-1825), who alternately fought and befriended Napoleon I, during the Napoleonic Wars but who ultimately in 1813-15 helped form the coalition that defeated the Emperor of the French. He took part in the Allied Congress of Vienna (1814-15) and was the main driving force behind the establishment of The Holy Alliance (1815) - whereby the Emperors of Russia and Austria, and the Kings of Prussia, France, and Spain sought to promote goodwill and peace among nations upon the basis of Christianity. In reality their true object was crush any liberal movements that might demand the establishment of free governments. The British refused to sign.