Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna Romanov Dagmar of Denmark Antique Cabinet Photo

Product code: 5955

Antique cabinet photo of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia (1847-1928), in Court Dress by Boissonas & Eggler, Photographers to the Court. The reverse has an official purple stamp and has been annotated in Cyrillic with the name Nikita Bocharnikov Effreitor, suggesting it was an official gift.

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

Product Code 5955