• Property from the Collection o auction at Christies

    Sale 7819

    Property from the Collection of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG, KT, and HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent CI, GCVO and their families

    20 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAMILY -- An album of photographs, c.1898. Approximately 230 photographs, various sizes (c.40-90 mm. x c.50-110 mm., and the reverse), mounted on 25 card leaves (230 x 280 mm.), most with manuscript captions in blue ink, in an album bound in red cloth, upper board stamped in gilt (approximately 8 photographs loose but probably never mounted-in, some photographs faded or with light wear, all card leaves detached, cloth extremities rubbed). Provenance:

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    RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAMILY -- An album of photographs, c.1898. Approximately 230 photographs, various sizes (c.40-90 mm. x c.50-110 mm., and the reverse), mounted on 25 card leaves (230 x 280 mm.), most with manuscript captions in blue ink, in an album bound in red cloth, upper board stamped in gilt (approximately 8 photographs loose but probably never mounted-in, some photographs faded or with light wear, all card leaves detached, cloth extremities rubbed). Provenance:
    Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, Princess Nicholas of Greece, (1882-1957, bookplate) Princess Olga of Greece 1903-1997, inscription and then by descent to the current owner.

    A fine album of photographs from the collection of Princess Nicholas of Greece, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna, many taken by her on her own camera. They record summer visits to imperial residences at Gatchina, Krasnoe Selo, Tsarskoe Selo, and others including the Zinovev Dacha. The captions, in Grand Duchess Elena's hand, identify a number of scenes: a picnic, Tsar Nicholas at a tennis match, at a hunt, and reviewing the Preobrazhenskii regiment; and various family members and contemporaries: including Tsar Nicholas and Alix, Elena's father Grand Duke Vladimir, Grand Duchess Olga Alekseevna, Grand Dukes Nikolai Nikolaevich and Pavel Alekseevich, brother Andrei, and Bobrinsky, Tatishchev, and Gagarin, among others.


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