Lot 629: Imperial Russian Family



2015-07-10 15:43:04

Lot 629: Imperial Russian Family: An Excellent Collection Of Twenty Four Vintage Unsigned Sepia Cabinet Photographs Depicting Various Members Of The Imperial Russian Family And Foreign Royalty, The Subjects Include Emperor Alexander Iii (1845-1894), His Wife Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928; The Image Depicting Her With Her Young Son, The Future Tsar Nicholas Ii), Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (1890-1958), Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich (1850-1908), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (1831-1891), Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909; 2, One Image ), Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (1857-1905), Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich (1860-1919), Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich (1827-1892), Grand Showing Him With His Young Child, And A Third Photograph Of His Three Young Children Together), Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna (1860-1922), Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna (1851-1926, Later Queen Olga Of The Hellenes), Maria Christina Of Austria (1858-1929, Queen Of Spain; 2, One Of The Images Depicting Her In 1879 And The Other, In 1887, With Her Young Son, The Future King Alfonso Xiii Of Spain) Etc. Many Of The Images Are By Bergamasco Of St. Petersburg And Other Photographers Include Adele Of Vienna, Gunther Of Brussels, Fernando Debas Of Madrid Etc. Most Of The Photographs Are Identified In The Neat Hand Of A Collector To The Versos And All Are Loosely Inserted Into A Contemporary Brown Morocco Bound Album, The Cover Of Which Features A Vacant Escutcheon Shaped Brass Plaque And With A Brass Clasp. With Decorative Borders And All Edges Gilt. A Couple Of Photographs With Some Foxing, The Majority With Just Light Age Wear, Generally Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £4000 - 6000
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