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    Sale 7461

    Russian Works of Art Including The Rothschild Fabergé Egg

    28 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    A photograph of the Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich

    BY A. PASETTI, BOISONNAS & EGLER, ST. PETERSBURG

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    A photograph of the Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich
    By A. Pasetti, Boisonnas & Egler, St. Petersburg
    indistinctly signed; another, Grand Duchess Olga Aleksandrovna, seated, by C. E. de Hahn et Co., Tsarskoe Selo, signed, dated and inscribed in Russian 'Olga 1906. Biarritz'; Grand Duchess Ksenia Aleksandrovna half-lenght, by Fabergé, signed and dated 'Xenia 1919.'; Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, bust-lenght; together with a portrait photograph of Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna, by Alice Hughes, London, three-quarter lenght, signed and dated 'Ella 1898.'
    image 7.5 x 5 1/8 in. (18.7 x 13.1 cm.); 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (21.3 x 16.4 cm.); 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (20 x 14.8 cm.); approximately 7 x 5 3/8 in. (17.8 x 13.8 cm.); 5¾ x 3 7/8 in. (14.9 x 10 cm.) (5)


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    Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich (1832-1909) was the youngest son of Emperor Alexander II and Maria Alexandrovna.

    Grand Duchess Olga Aleksandrovna (1892-1960), artist and philanthropist, was the youngest daughter of Emperor Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna.

    Grand Duchess Ksenia Aleksandrovna (1875-1960) was the eldest daughter of Emperor Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna.

    Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna (1864-1918), née Princess Elizabeth of Hesse, known as 'Ella', was the younger sister of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. In 1884. Princess Elizabeth married Grand Duke Sergei Aleksandrovich, son of Alexander II. She became famous in Russia for her beauty, charm and good works among the poor. Following her husband's death she became a nun and was killed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Elizabeth was canonized in 1981.

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