The famous Russian silver samovar sits on a table with benches and chairs placed around for outdoor tea. Setting for painting is the park at Hvidore, the Danish estate owned by Grand Duchess Olga’s mother (Maria Feodorovna) and aunt, Queen Alexandra of England. Painting dates to the 1920s and is signed lower right “Olga.” Approximately 9 inches by 11 ½ inches. Condition excellent. Provenance: The Byington Collection which is acknowledged in: Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas & Alexandra by Peter Kurth (p. 223); and Olga Romanov: Russia’s Last Grand Duchess by Patricia Phenix (p. 296), and was acquired directly from the family of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna. Note: When she moved to Canada Olga brought the samovar with her. But at some time over the years, it disappeared and there is no record of what happened.
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