Photo of the Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich Romanov in a uniform of a major general of His Imperial Majesty's Retinue with medals of order of St. Vladimir 4th class and St. Stanislaus 1st class.
Russian Empire, St. Petersburg, photo studio of K. Bergamasco.
Size of photo: 13.6 x 10 cm. Size of passepartout 16.5 x 10.5 cm.
In the right lower corner of the photo - stamped facsimile signature of the photographer: "Bergamasco". Photo is glued on a branded passepartout of the court photographer of the Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (the Elder), Karl Bergamasco.
On the front side and reverse owner's remarks in ink and pencil.
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.
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