The Last Imperial Family of Russia
Portrait of Princess Elizaveta Alexandrovna Tchernicheva by Alexis-Joseph Perignon, 1853
Ivan Makarov, Portrait of Empress Maria Alexandrovna, ca 1857
Portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Artist: Robertson Christina Location: Hermitage Museum
Maria Alexandrovna in a court dress with traditional kokoshnik
Raspberry silk ball gown, 1820's. Evening dresses of the 1820s were decorated with all types of fancy borders including rouleaux, the bands of bias cut fabric stuffed with wool or cotton that would provide additional body and shape at the hemline. In addition the hemline is decorated with a pinked silk ruffle above the rouleaux and above that a scalloped flounce accented with satin appliques that appear to be flower buds about to open. The dress has a slightly empire waistline with the bodice fitted with a series of three vertical darts on both sides of the bust. The neckline is rounded and set off by delicate hand made lace and satin trim. The satin is carried around the neckline and extends in layered "petals" across the puffed short sleeves. Each petal is edged in lace and the sleeves are decorated with the same bud shapes and scalloped edging as is found at the hemline. Back closure with hooks and eyes. The sleeves are lined with a fine silk gauze.
Portrait of G.E. Rasputin, 1914 by Elena Nikandrovna Klokacheva Signed and dated bottom right: О. Клокачева, иЮны 1914 Coloured pencil, pastel on grey card, 81.5 x 56 cm This is an extremely rare portrait of Rasputin, whose face is known principally from photographs. Rasputin, a "staryetz" (monk or spiritual advisor) had an extraordinary influence over Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, her daughters, and even Nicholas II himself, for the simple reason that he seemed able to relieve the su...
Portrait of Emperor Nicholas II with Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and their Children Livadia 1914 Photographer from the photographic studio of Levitsky and Co. Trade-mark of the photographic studio and stamp of the Imperial Academy of Arts on the reverse Photograph: 10.5 x 16 cm. From State Archives of the Russian Federation. ГА РФ. Ф611. Оп1. Д102. Л208
website of Nicholas and Alexandra
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna,