Photo of Emperor Nicholas II and Commander-in-Chief of the Guards and the St. Petersburg Military District, Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanoff (the Younger) during the Imperial Review of the troops at the Military Field in Krasnoe Selo. July 1913.

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25th November 2020, 16:00
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Russian Empire, St. Petersburg. Photographer K.K.Bulla (?), 1913.
13.8 x 22 cm.
Traces of glue and owner's inscriptions in pencil on the reverse side.


Bulla Karl Karlovich (1855 - 1929) was a Russian photographer who went down in history as the "father of Russian photo reporting". Supplier to Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna Romanova, court photographer to King Nicholas I of Montenegro, personal photographer to His Majesty the King of Italy, court photographer to His Majesty the King of Serbia. Bulla is the holder of a number of medals, awards, honorary titles and a cavalier of six foreign orders. In addition, Bulla was often honoured by members of the Russian imperial family, for example, he received a gold watch and, later, a silver cigarette case as a gift from Emperor Nicholas II for his achievements in photography.