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[VICTORIA (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain), NICHOLAS II (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894) & ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA (1872-1918, the Tsarina)]

Magnificent Group Photograph, by E. Uhlenhuth of Coburg, unsigned, taken of the Queen, (seated, nearly full face) and her relations, thirty people in all, in six rows outside a bay window at Coburg, two days after the wedding of the Queen's granddaughter Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg, (1876-1936, daughter of Prince Alfred), to her first cousin Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse, (1868-1937, son of Princess Alice), and one day after the engagement of the future Nicholas II and Princess Alix of Hesse, who are seen together in the fourth row, 14¾" x 11¾" on original mount 17" x 13", Palace, Coburg, 21st April old closed horizontal crack at approximately one third from foot expertly silked, crossing the faces of the two youngest princesses but their images remain very clear

Item Date:  1894
Stock No:  54089      £2250

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VOEIKOV (VOYEIKOV) (Vladimir Nikolaevich, 1868-1947, Russian General, Commandant, 1913-1917, of the Alexander Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Nicholas II's favourite residence, and Head of Nicholas II's suite at the time of the abdication at Mogilev, 1st March 1917)

Unique Archive of images, (of which 73 have glass negatives, 1 a celluloid negative, and 38 the corresponding prints made c. 1936), relating to Nicholas II and his family, and to the Tsar at the war front, 1914-1917, together with the rare first edition in Russian of Voeikov's memoirs, 'With and Without the Tsars', important for many insights on court life and for the events surrounding the abdication, 8vo., pp. 434 and 8 plates, Oy. Littera, Helsinki, 1936, in all 77 images, c. 1890 - the negatives are generally in good condition, apart from a few ragged edges not affecting the image and, rarely, a small flaw. In Box 1, four, including that of the striking portrait bust of Tsesarevich Alexei, have cracks but are carefully joined with transparent tape, and the cracks are such that they could easily be edited out on a digital print

Item Date:  1925
Stock No:  53143      £12500

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