Fine antique unpublished family photo of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia and members of her family seated in the garden of Frogmore Cottage in exile circa 1923. Included in the photo are Princess Andrei nee Elisaveta Ruffo-Sasso, Princess Irina Yusupov, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, Princess Maria Galitzine, she was born Countess von Carlow, her first husband Prince Boris Galitzine was killed in action in 1919. In 1929 she married Count Vladimir Kleinmichel who beame Xenia's adviser and trustee, front: Count Vladimir Kleinmichel, unknown,the man in the light suit in the front could be her brother Count George von Carlow, Alexander Volkov.
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: 9 x 9 cm approx