St. Petersburg, photo studio of K.I. Bergamasco, the photographer of H.M., Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolayevich Romanov (the elder). Photo is glued on a branded passepartout. Size of photo 13.6 x 9.6 cm; size of passepartout: 16.7 x 10.5 cm. On the front side in the right lower corner - imprint of the facsimile signature of the photographer "Bergamasco". Minor staining.
Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich Romanov (1850-1908) - fourth son of Alexander II, brother of Alexander III.
Bergamasco Karl Ivanovich (Charles) (1830-1896) - owner of a photo workshop in St. Petersburg. In 1863 he received permission to be called "the photographer of the Imperial Theatres" on the condition that "he undertook to compile for the Directorate free of charge an archive and reference album of portraits of artists in all their costumes from new ballets and operas produced on the local stage". Prominent artists such as M.A. Zichi, S.K. Zaryanko and I. Charlemagne worked in his studio. In 1865, he became a photographer for Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov (senior).
He received many prizes at exhibitions in Berlin (1865, 1895), Paris (1867), Hamburg (1868), St. Petersburg (1870), Vienna (1873), London (1874), Philadelphia (1876) and others. In the 1890s, he finished his activities.