She was born Princess Dagmar of Denmark, was a Danish princess and Empress of Russia as spouse of Emperor Alexander III. She was the second daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Kassel; her siblings included Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, King Frederick VIII of Denmark and King George I of Greece. Her eldest son became the last Russian monarch, Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, whom she outlived by ten years.
In 1902, Swiss photographer Frederick Boasson and his German companion Fritz Eggler bought the studio of the famous court photographer Pasetti in St. Petersburg. Soon they became favorite photographers of the Imperial family and St. Petersburg aristocracy. They were among the first who introduced a new service: taking portrait pictures at clients' homes.
Size: 16.5 x 10.5 cm approx