Russian Empire, St. Petersburg, photo studio of Alexander Otsup. 1910.
16.1 x 21.6 cm.
Photo studio stamp and some traces of glue on the reverse side. Loss of about 1.5 x 1.5 cm at the bottom right.
The photo is from the documents of Major de Vallières (Pierre des Vallières) who was present at the maneuvers in Krasnoe Selo in the summer of 1910.
Otsup Alexander (1878 - 1920) - Russian photographer. Supplier and court photographer of the imperial family. In 1898, he bought a photo studio from Klyuver's relatives at 2 Basseynaya St., corner of Liteiny Prospekt 36, and became its owner. Later he began to cover the public life of the royal family for circulation in the press. He produced and distributed cards for members of the imperial family. Otsup was invited to give lessons in photography to the Dowager Empress Maria Fiodorovna Romanova, a well-known admirer of this art.