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Title Print of Chevalier Guard (Imperial Russian)
Nationality Russian
Period 1855

This rare lithograph (30 x 40 cms), from the Crimean War period, is of a senior officer and subaltern from one of the most elite of the Russian Guard regiments, the personal bodyguard of the Tsar and the equivalent of the Prussian Garde du Corps.

Unlike the Prussian helmet, which had a single head, the Russian helmet was surmounted by the double-headed eagle, clearly visible.

There is substantial damage to the edges of the print, but it has the Russian and French language titles underneath the image. The French (bottom right) says: 'OFFICIER SUPERIEUR due regiment // des Chevaliers Gardes // OFFICIER SUBALTERNE du regiment // des Gardes a Cheval // (En grande tenue) // 15 Mars 1855'.

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[Ephemera : Prints : Russian : 19th Century]


Bayonet arrived safe and well earlier, finally got a chance to unwrap it and have a quick peek and am very pleased, thanks!

T R, UK, 07.11.2013

Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011