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26th Infantry Division Military Plate

after Petr Balashov (1853-1888)

1873

porcelain, period of Alexander II (1856-1881)

diameter – 25cm

marked on the reverse slightly off center with a green crowned cypher of Alexander II and  another blue crowned cypher of Alexander II in the very center, 73


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A circular porcelain military plate, the cavetto painted with the troops of the 26th Infantry Division by A.Tychagin after a painting by Petr Balashov within a gilt border, the rim is decorated with a gilt ciselé laurel and oak leaf wreath on mauve ground, top of the plate is decorated with a Russian double-headed eagle within a yellow reserve. Reverse is inscribed in Italics in Russian: 26-я Пехотная Дивизия / С карт. Балашова А.Тычагин 1й / 73. (26th Infantry Division / After a painting by Balashov by A.Tychagin 1st  / 73)

Petr Ivanovich Balashov (1853-1888) – Russian 19th military painter.

Balashov is primarily known for his gouaches and watercolours recording the uniforms of different regiments in minute detail. His works also served as patterns for decorations at the imperial porcelain pieces and for lithographs and engravings.

In 1852 entered entered the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. In 1858 was awarded with silver medal. During the 1850’s – 1860’ exhibited at the Academy.

Most important works: a series of lithographs depicting views of Valaam (1863).

Balashov spent last years of his life working for the Ministry of War, where he replaced Karl Piratsky (1813-1889). The artist was commissioned to depict the constantly changing uniforms of the Imperial armies.




26th Infantry Division Military Plate The Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg
26th Infantry Division Military Plate The Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg
26th Infantry Division Military Plate The Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg
26th Infantry Division Military Plate The Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg
26th Infantry Division Military Plate The Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg
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