30 April 2012

The Russian Imperial Family

From an old commemorative book on the reign of King Haakon VII of Norway, the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna of Russia arrives via Christiania Port.

The Tsarevich Alexei and his mother, Empress Alexandra Fedorovna of Russia.

Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, wife of Tsar Nicholas I. This painting was in a special Hermitage Exhibition at an art museum in Seattle over 7 years ago now, and it stands about 10 feet tall.

A postcard of Tsar Nicholas, Empress Alexandra, Grand Duchess Ella, and the Tsar's two youngest Daughters, Olga and Maria.

The Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, wife of Tsar Alexander II, and mother-in-law to Empress Maria Fedorovna.

A lovely, simply picture of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fedorovna.

The Grand Duchess Elizabeth, who became a nun after the assassination of her husband, the Grand Duke Sergey, who was the Governor General of Moscow. 

The Empress Maria Fedorovna, wearing a large diamond kokoshnik tiara, and a necklace, which also converts for wear as a tiara.

The family of Tsar Alexander III.

Alexandra Fedorovna and Tsar Nicholas, at  the time of their engagement.

Tsar Nikolai II and his son, the Tsarevitch Alexei.

Tsar Nikolai, with his four daughters, from left to right: The Grand Duchesses Anastasia, Olga, Tatiana, and Maria, with Alexei in front.