Grand Duchess Xenia Romanov Imperial Russia & Family Frogmore Cottage 1920s

Product code: 6018
£245.00
Fine antique unpublished family photo of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia and members of her family seated in the garden of Frogmore Cottage in exile circa 1924/5. Included in the photo left, middle and back: Sophie Evreinoff (Grand Duchess Xenia's companion, unknown, Princess Irina Yusupov, unknown, unknown, unknown, Grand Duchess Xenia, unknown man and woman. Front are Princess Andrei nee Elisabetta Ruffo-Sasso, her sons Prince Andrei, Princess Irina Felixovna Yusupov, 'Bebe', standing on the chair.

From the private family collection of Prince and Princess Felix Yusupov.

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875-1960) was the elder daughter and fourth child of Emperor Alexander III of Russia and Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia (née Princess Dagmar of Denmark) and the sister of Emperor Nicholas II. She married a cousin, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia, with whom she had seven children. She was the mother-in-law of Felix Yusupov and a cousin of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia who, together, killed Grigori Rasputin, holy healer to her nephew, the haemophiliac Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia. During her brother's reign she recorded in her diary and letters increasing concern about his rule. After the fall of the monarchy in February 1917 she fled Russia, eventually settling in the United Kingdom. Her grandson Prince Andrew Andreevich has been head of the Romanov family since December 2016.

Size: 11.5 x 9 cm approx


 
Product Code 6018