Two cartes de visite, portraits: Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov (the Elder) and Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna Romanova

St. Petersburg, photo studio Wesenberg and Co. Grand Duke is depicted in dress uniform of the hussar regiment.
Second half of 1880s.
Size of photos 8.7 x 5.1 cm and 8.6 x 5.2 cm; size of passepartouts: 10.5 x 6.3 cm and 10.6 x 6.3 cm.
Photos are glued on branded passepartouts.
Minor staining, owner's remarks in pencil on reverse sides, foxing.


Nikolai Nikolaevich the Elder (1831-1891) - Grand Duke, the third son of Emperor Nicholas I. Field-Marshal-General (1878), honorary member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1855). In 1864-1880 he was chief commander of guard troops and the St. Petersburg Military District. In 1864-1891, he was Inspector-General of Cavalry.

Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna (Alexandra Frederica Wilhelmina, 1838-1900) - wife of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolayevich, son of Emperor Nicholas I, daughter of Prince Peter Georg of Oldenburg and Princess Therese of Nassau.