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

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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.

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).