Russian Empire, St. Petersburg, photo studio of Karl Bergamasco. 1870s.
Photo: 13.7 x 9.9 cm. Passe-partout: 16.5 x 10.9 cm.
Branded passe-partout of K. Bergamasco, the photographer of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanoff (Senior). Facsimile stamp signature "Bergamasco" in the lower right corner.
His Serene Highness Prince Eugene Maximilianovich Romanovsky, 5th Duke of Leuchtenberg (1847-1901) was the grandson of Napoleon I's stepson, Eugene Beauharnais and the son of Maximilian-Eugene-Joseph-Napoleon, Duke of Leuchtenberg.
Bergamasco Karl Ivanovich (Charles) (1830-1896) - owner of a photo workshop in St. Petersburg. In 1863 he received permission to be called "the photographer of the Imperial Theatres" on the condition that "he undertook to compile for the Directorate free of charge an archive and reference album of portraits of artists in all their costumes from new ballets and operas produced on the local stage". Prominent artists such as M.A. Zichi, S.K. Zaryanko and I. Charlemagne worked in his studio. In 1865, he became a photographer for Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov (senior).
He received many prizes at exhibitions in Berlin (1865, 1895), Paris (1867), Hamburg (1868), St. Petersburg (1870), Vienna (1873), London (1874), Philadelphia (1876) and others. In the 1890s, he finished his activities.