In the capital of Great Britain, a Christie ‘auction was held with bids for Russian fine art. Among the top lots was presented “Portrait of Emperor Paul I” by Dmitry Levitsky, painted by the artist back in 1796.
The unique piece of art was eventually sold for $ 1.3 million. According to the official version, the portrait was originally in the family collection of the Golitsyn princes, then it ended up in a Vienna private collection.
In addition to the portrait of Paul I, 239 works were exhibited at the auction, which covered the historical period from the 18th to the 21st century.