Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna Romanova. Photo

Photo of the Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna Romanova, princess of Greece and Denmark.
Russian Empire, St. Petersburg, photo studio of S. Levitsky, 1900s.
Size of photo: 14 x 10 cm. Size of passepartout: 16 x 10 cm.
Photo is glued on a branded passepartout of the photo studio of the photographer of His Imperial Majesty Levitsky.
On the photo on the right side below a facsimile signature of the photographer, stamp of the Academy of Arts and a stamp of a store for graphics, engravings etc.
Uneven edges.


Elena Vladimirovna Romanova (1882-1957) - Russian Grand Duchess, daughter of the Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich and the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna. Spouse (from 1902) of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (1872-1938), son of the king Georg I of Greece and Olga Konstantinovna Romanova.

Levitsky Sergei (1819-1898) - court photographer, captured four generations of the Romanov dynasty. He had the exclusive right of artistic property to the portraits of the Emperor and Empress of Russia. In 1849, he shot the writer N.V. Gogol and other prominent Russian writers. In 1864, for his portrait of Napoleon III and his family at Fontainebleau, he was awarded the title "Photographer of Emperor Napoleon III" and became a member of the French Photographic Society. In 1890-1894 at the request of Alexander III a model "photographic house" was built for Levitsky. Levitsky was awarded many foreign and Russian orders and medals, and repeatedly received the highest awards at international photo exhibitions. In 1847, Levitsky designed a camera with furs, in 1849 at the Industrial Exhibition in Paris, Chevalier received a gold medal for daguerreotype photographs taken with this device, it was the first ever award for photographs. Levitsky was one of the first Russian photographers to use the volt arc, electric lighting and bromine-gelatine plates. He was one of the founders of the V Department of Lighting and its applications at the Russian Technical Society.