Signed: Alix 1888, attributed to Alexandra Feodorovna.
Size: 11 x 14,7 cm, trimmed at lower margin to fit in a frame. Slight ageing but general good condition. The frame is covered with leather and has an inner frame of brass which shows some rust. The stand at reverse is missing.
A certificate of authenticity, issued by Dr. Colin Schwartz in 2009 comes with the photo.
Alexandra Feodorovna (Russian: Александра Фёдоровна; 1872 – 1918) was Empress of Russia as the spouse of Nicholas II, the last ruler of the Russian Empire.
Originally known as Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Upon being received into the Russian Orthodox Church, she was given the Christian name and patronymic Alexandra Feodorovna and—having been put to death along with her immediate family while in Bolshevik captivity in 1918—was canonized in 2000 as Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer.
Alexandra was the last Tsarina of Russia and one of the most famous royal carriers of the haemophilia disease that descended from Queen Victoria. Her reputation for influencing her husband's resistance to the surrender of autocratic authority over the country and her known faith in the Russian mystic, Grigori Rasputin, severely damaged her popularity and that of the Romanov monarchy in its final years,
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