Russian Empire, St. Petersburg. Photo by A. Otsup (?), 1903.
16.4 x 22.5 cm.
Traces of glue and owner's marks in pencil on the back side.
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.