Collection LOT 11119 (OH) [P&P] - Romanov family at Alexander Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia during their internment in 1917

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US LOT 11119 (OH) [P&P]


Romanov family at Alexander Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia during their internment in 1917


  • 1917-1918 (Creation)

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12 photographic prints. Groups of Images (LOTs)

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Pierre Gilliard

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Romanov, House of

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LOT includes two versions of some photographs: one version uncropped with long Underwood & Underwood captions attached, a second version cropped, without full captions. Some of the photographs may have been taken by Pierre Gilliard, a Swiss tutor who accompanied the Royal family.

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Photographs show the Royal family working or sitting outside Alexander Palace, Tsarkoe Selo (now Pushkin), Russia; also one photograph of the family outside the Governor's mansion during their captivity at Tobolsk.
Contains the following pictures (titles and summaries according to LOC catalog information): Title: Emperor Nicholas II shovelling snow in the park at Tsarskoe Selo, Russia, where he and the royal family were interned, 1917. Title: Empress Alexandra in her rolling chair embroiders while the rest of the royal family is at work in the garden at Tsarkoe Selo, Russia, 1917. Title: Before the main entrance of the house of the governor at Tobolsk. The four figures to the West are the Grand Duchesses, daughter of the Czar. The boyish figure in the centre is the Czarevitch, to his right is the office of the guard. To the extreme right is the Czar. Title: Grand Duchess Tatiana, daughter of the Czar, transporting with the aid of a soldier, lumps of sod on a stretcher. Photo made at Tsarskoe-Selo. Title: Photo of the late Czar and his family working in garden. Probably the most interesting photograph taken of the late Czar of Russia and his family showing that in the last days of their lives, they took to manual labor to relieve the tedious life they passed in captivity at the shed holding a parasol is the Czarina. The two ladies near her are her daughters, grand-duchesses. The man ... left center is [Pierre] Gilliard, the tutor of the Czarovitch. The Czar is in the right center with spade in his right hand. Summary: Photograph shows Czar Nicholas II and family gardening at Alexander Palace during internment at Tsarskoe-Selo, 1917. Title: Emperor Nicholas II working in the kitchen garden at Tsarskoe Selo. Behind him is the officer of the guard. Title: The Romanovs working in the garden at Tsarskoe Selo, Russia, 1917. Title: The Russian royal children resting after working in the garden at Tsarskoe Selo. Left to right: Olga Nicolaevna, Alexis Nicolaevitch, Anastasia and Tatiana Nicolaevna. Title: [Alexis Nicolaevitch, Czarevitch, heir to the Russian throne, and his sister, Grand Duchess Tatiana in the Park at Tsarskoe Selo]. Summary: Photograph shows the prince and princess sitting (with shovels) in the foreground, Russian soldiers in the background.

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Underwood & Underwood , copyright claimant

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  • English


  • Latin

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Anna Bohn, FUB

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