Photo of Grand Duke Constantine, by Karl Bergamasco

Portrait of Grand Duke Constantine, Karl Bergamasco, 16.5 x 11.5 cm,
circa 1865
albumen print mounted on cardboard
16.5 x 11.5 cm
stamped with the studio’s name and address: Ch.Bergamasco / St Petersburg


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).