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Framed photo of Chamberlain (Hofmeisterin) of the court of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, Countess Alexandra Andreyevna Olsufieva. 1903.

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Photo:
Moscow, photo studio of D. M. Asikritov (Assikritov). 1903.
Photo: 19.1 x 12.6 cm. Passe-partout: 27.6 x 20.9 cm.
The photo was pasted on the branded passe-partout of the D. M. Asikritov's photo studio.
Under the photograph a dedication written in black ink in French with the year 1903 and the caption "Alix Olsoufieff".
Yellowings at the edges, slight staining.


Frame:
Russian Empire, unknown workshop.
End of 19th century.
38 x 28.5 cm.
Wood, leather, glass, gold stamping.
The stand is lost. Scuffs, discoloration.


Alexandra Andreevna Olsufieva (1846-1929), born Miklashevskaya, was a daughter of the largest Ukrainian porcelain manufacturer Andrey Mikhailovich Miklashevsky (1798–1895) and Daria Aleksandrovna Olsufieva (1818–1848). She was married to Count Alexei Vasilyevich Olsufiev (1831-1915), who was her great-uncle. Olsufieva was a State Dame of Empress Maria Feodorovna, and Hofmeistrina of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna in 1891-1910.
Daniil Mikhailovich Asikritov (1856–?) was a merchant of the 2nd guild and a famous Moscow photographer. He owned the photo studio at 32 Tverskaya Street (since 1874).