DescriptionImperial Russian Photograph of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich in Original Frame
Depicting the Grand Duke (1847-1909) in full court uniform facing 3/4 to the dexter within an articulated oak frame, the corners decorated with scrolls, the top applied with Romanov crown with raised borders, wooden backing and strut-
10 5/8 x 9 1/8 in.
Vladimir was a really good connoisseur of everything concerning the arts. He was a good painter, and a patron of the ballet, particularly helpful to Diaghilev. He was highly intelligent, and better educated than most of his extended family, and was basically a very kind person-Prince David Chavchavadze
The third son of Alexander II, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich was Commander of the Imperial Guard and President of the Academy of Fine Arts. He fulfilled this latter duty with zeal, and was particularly fond of the jeweler's art. He was an early fan of Fabergé and helped his brother, Tsar Alexander III, commission the first Imperial Easter egg in 1885. In 1902, the Grand Duke held an exhibit of jewelry by the master at his palace, which included miniature replicas of the Romanov Crown Jewels.
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