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[Tsar Nicholas II Holding the Tsarevich Alexei]

Unknown (Russian)

Date:
ca. 1905
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 3/4
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.847
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: In Fabergé frame

  • Provenance

    German Imperial Family; (sold, Christie's London, Lot 207, October 6, 1988); Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

  • Notes

    Provenance information provided by Alex. V. Solodkoff, Fabergé scholar and relative through marriage of the German Imperial family.

    This photograph appears, among others, on a photograph of the desk of Nicholas II on his yacht "The Standart"

    Description from catalogue: "A gold-mounted Guilloche enamel birchwood frame, of rectangular form, designed as a blue guilloche enamel St. Andrew cross within gold rim, within the middle a circular original photograph of Tsar Nicholas II, holding the Tsarevich Alexei in his right arm, both in Naval uniform, within a gold rim, shaped as roped with four naval knots, by Faberge, unmarked, circa 1898."

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