Antique 1903 Czarina Alexandra Romanov Russian Imperial Court Levitsky Photo

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Alexandra Feodorovna Romanov, taken on occasion of the 1903 Winter Palace Costume Ball celebrating the Romanov's 290th anniversary and perhaps last show of royal decadence. She wears traditional 17th century Russian brocade robes and gems made by Carl Faberge. Her gaze speaks volumes.    Signed Levitsky, St Petersburg. As Sergey (court photographer to the royal family) had passed in 1898,...

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Alexandra Feodorovna Romanov, taken on occasion of the 1903 Winter Palace Costume Ball celebrating the Romanov's 290th anniversary and perhaps last show of royal decadence. She wears traditional 17th century Russian brocade robes and gems made by Carl Faberge. Her gaze speaks volumes. 

 

Signed Levitsky, St Petersburg. As Sergey (court photographer to the royal family) had passed in 1898, this was taken after his son Rafail inherited the studio. Cabinet photo measures 4.25 x 6.5", hand colored and stamped profusely on reverse. Subject in very nice condition, obvious fountain pen bleed and discoloration top edge. Nick to the bottom left corner of image and remnants of lost tissue cover. Dated Sept 12, 1903.