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Imperial Russian Nicholas II Coronation Announcement
By Ivan Ropet, Moscow, 1896

Chromolithograph, an announcement of the Coronation of Emperor Nicholas II Alexandrovich and his consort Alexandra Fedorovna on May 14, 1896, in Old Church Slavonic script enclosed by colorful Style Russe strap work decoration, the top depicting a crowned Cyrillic N within a circular frame above the Order of Saint Andrew, flanked by two black Romanov double-headed eagles, the borders decorated with the Coats of Arms of various Russian towns-16 1/2 x 11 1/2 in., within a later frame

The Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II


The Coronation of Nicholas Alexandrovich was held on May 14th, 1896 in the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin. Costing over 100 million rubles, it was to be the final and most extravagant of Romanov coronations: kings, crown princes, presidents, and other heads of state from around the world traveled to the old capital to participate in the 20-day festivity. One journalist described the Kremlin's ambiance at twilight after the Imperial procession: "A magical fairytale began, a waking dream. People walked as if spellbound among glowing precious stones, the million lights of the city and the Kremlin, admiring the exotic sight".

For an example in the Hermitage Museum see, Nicholas and Alexandra, the Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia, London, 1998, p. 283.

Literature:
Elena Chernevich, Russian Graphic Design, 1880-1917 (New York, 1990), p. 29.

Provenance:
Purchased from Marie Betteley, New York



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