1830 Constantin Pavlovich Grand Duke Military Uniform Rare Original Portrait
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1830 Constantin Pavlovich Grand Duke Military Uniform Rare Original Portrait :
The Grand Duke and Tsesarevich Constantin Pavlovich 1779-1831. The RARE and ORIGINAL Portrait is 10 X 14 inches. Cardboard frame is 13 X 16 inches. By J.G. Mansfeld. Vienna. 1830. Aquatinta. Please inspect a picture carefully. Portraits of Constantin Pavlovich are rarer than his brother of Alexander I Pavlovich (1777-1825), so buy with confident that it is a rare antique item.
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Constantin Па́влович; 27 April 1779– 27 June 1831) was agrand dukeofRussiaand the second son ofEmperorPaul IandSophie Dorothea of Württemberg. He was theTsesarevichof Russia throughout the reign of his elder brotherAlexander I, but had secretly renounced his claim to the throne in 1823. For 25 days after the death ofAlexander I, from 19 November 1825 to 14 December 1825 he was known asHis Imperial Majesty Constantin I Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias, although he never reigned and never acceded to the throne. The succession controversy became the immediate cause of theDecembrist revolt.
Constantin was known to eschew courtetiquetteand to take frequent stands against the wishes of his brotherAlexander I, for which he is remembered fondly in Russia, but in his capacity as Polandhe is remembered as a ruthless ruler.