Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich Romanov, carte de visite, portrait

Photo of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich Romanov wearing medals: of St. George order 3rd class, of Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called and of St. Vladimir order with swords 2nd class, in uniform of a general of infantry. 1900s.
Russian Empire, St. Petersburg, photo studio of Wesenberg and Co.
Size of photo: 8.7 x 5.4 cm, size of passepartout: 10 x 6 cm. Photo is glued on a branded passepartout of the photo studio Wesenberg and Co.
Foxing. On the reverse stamp "В. А. КОМИССАРОВЪ / Гостиный дв: № 16. Спб" и "В-К-ВЛАДИМИРЪ АЛЕКСАНДР" (address and name).

Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909) was the third son of Emperor Alexander II; senator (from 1868), member of the Council of State (from 1872), adjutant general, general of infantry (1880), Chief of the Life Guard of the Dragoon Regiment. During the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878 he commanded the 12th corps and was on the left flank of the Ruschuk detachment of the Heir Tsarevich (later Emperor Alexander III). In March 1881 he was appointed regent in the event of the death of Emperor Alexander III before the heir to the throne Nikolai Alexandrovich came of age. In 1884-1905 he was Commander-in-Chief of the Guards and the St. Petersburg Military District.