Description

    Tsar Alexander I Letter to Napoleon congratulating him on his wedding to Marie Louise of Austria

    [Napoleon]. Tsar Alexander I of Russia Letter Signed with French translation. One page of a bifolium, 9" x 14.25", St. Petersburg, May 18, 1810, in Russian. Included is the French translation (also one page of a 9" x 14.25" bifolium). In this letter, Alexander congratulates Napoleon on his marriage to Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria (the civil wedding was held on April 1, 1810). In part: "In reiterating by these present words my felicitations of this happy event, I hope this marriage can contribute to your joint and perfect happiness. I take this opportunity to renew the assurance of my high consideration and unalterable friendship." On the second page of both bifoliums is the stamp of Dr. Max Thorek's autograph collection. All text and the signature are very clear and bold. Also included is the transmittal envelope with the red wax seal still intact (the original receiver cut around the seal to open the envelope).

    By 1810, Alexander and Napoleon, who had together formed a Franco-Prussian alliance, distrusted each other. Napoleon, testing Alexander's loyalty, requested the hand of Alexander's youngest sister, Anna Pavlovna. Alexander politely refused, noting his sister's age, which was fifteen in 1810. Napoleon quickly turned to the Austrian Marie Louise, who was of a more mature age at nineteen years.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    9th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,409

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 31 days left to consign to the 2018 March 25 - 26 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 2 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 2 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,163,277