Framed photo of heir to the crown Tsarevich Grand Duke Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanoff. (1843 -1865). 1860s.

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25th November 2020, 17:00
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Framed photo, 1860s.
Russian Empire, St. Petersburg, photo studio of Karl Bergamasco, 1860s.
9.3 x 5.4 cm.

Russian Empire, unknown manufacturer, end of the 19th century.
11.8 x 7.8 cm.
Bronze, malachite, glass.

Grand Duke Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanoff (1843-1865) was the eldest son of Emperor Alexander II and Empress Maria Alexandrovna.


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.