Sergei Levitskii

(1819-1898)               [

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S. Levitskii

Portrait

St. Peterburg: Levitskii, [1893]

140 x 100 mm.  

Edition: unknown. 

 

Portrait of emperor Nicholas II (1868-1918), his wife empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918) and their eldest daughter grand duchess Olga (1895-1918). Shortly before his coronation in 1896, Nicholas wrote in his diary for 3 May: 'At 2.15 went to be photographed by Levitsky's son, since the old man was unwell. He took all sorts of photographs: a group of three with our daughter, as a couple and on my own.' (Diaries of Nicholas II, Moscow 1991, p.142).

 

References:

Nicholas and Alexandra, New York: Abrams, 1998 LS 2004, p. 19