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Artist:     Russian Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1880 - 1960)
Title:     Winter Garden
Item ID   1386
Price:     5500.00 €


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Masterly watercolour with flower corner in the winter garden was executed in 1900-s by good-listed Russian female painter (especcially watercolour artist) of noble origin Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna . Her works sold by different international auction houses with high results. For exemple , "The breakfast table", watercolour on card was sold by Christie´s London, auction "Russian pictures" (Lot No. 437) on 26.November 2008 for 13.750 BP (20.583 US$).

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (Russian: О́льга Алекса́ндровна Рома́нова; Olga Alexandrovna Romanova), born in 1882, died in 1960, she was the last Grand Duchess of Imperial Russia under the reign of her elder brother, Czar Nicholas II. Her father was Alexander III of Russia; her mother was the daughter of Christian IX of Denmark, Maria Feodorovna, formerly titled Princess Dagmar of Denmark. Raised at the Gatchina Palace of St. Petersburg, Russia, the young Grand Duchess was closest to her brother, "Misha", Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich.The Grand Duchess was an accomplished painter . She was the last surviving grandchild of Alexander II of Russia and Empress Maria Alexandrovna. During the reign of her brother and father she was styled ´Her Imperial Highness (HIH), Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia.After the downfall of the Romanovs, she, her mother, and other relatives, were imprisoned in the Crimea. During a political upheaval within the ad interim, revolutionary government, the remaining family escaped to Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon the death of her mother in 1928, the Grand Duchess and her second husband, Nikolai Kulikovsky, moved to a farm near Copenhagen. During the spring of 1948, the family emigrated to Canada settling on a dairy farm in rural Campbellville, Ontario. Some years later they moved to the town of Cooksville near Toronto. Full illustrated biography of Olga Alexandrovna read in Wikipedia under :

Literature: The Home of the Last Tsar. (2004). "Biographies." Official Wesbite of the Alexander Palace Organization ; Pleshakov, Konstantin. The Flight of the Romanov: A Family Saga. Basic Books. New York. 1999; Vorres, Ian. The Last Grand Duchess: Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna. Charles Scribners and Sons. New York. 1964;

Inscription: signed with famous signature "Olga" lower left .

Technique: watercolour on cardboard, luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.

Measurements: unframed 12 " x 15 1/3 " (30 x 39 cm); framed w 17 " x h 20 1/2 " (43 x 52 cm).

Condition: in good condition.

Великая княжна Ольга Александровна Романова (1882-1960). Дочь императора Александра III и императрицы Марии Федоровны, младшая сестра Николая II. Талантливая художница, автор замечательных акварельных работ. «Уголок зимнего сада», начало XX века. Картон, акварель. Оригинальная позолоченная рама. Размер без рамы: 30 х 39 смб Размер с рамой: 43 х 52 см. Подпись «Ольга» слева внизу.

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