Family of Emperor Alexander III
This photograph of the family of Tsar Alexander III (1845−94) was taken about a year before his death from nephritis. Also shown in the photo are Empress Maria Fedorovna (1866−1928), Grand Duke Nicholas Alexandrovich (1868−1918), Grand Duke George Alexandrovich (1871−99), Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875−1960), Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882−1918), and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich (1878−1918). Empress Maria Fedorovna, also called Princess Dagmar, fled Russia in 1919 with other members of the Romanov family aboard the British battleship HMS Marlborough. She settled and died in her native Denmark. Grand Duke Nicholas Alexandrovich (standing behind the empress to the left) succeeded his father as Tsar Nicholas II and was the last emperor of Russia. He was forced to abdicate in 1917 and was murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Grand Duke George Alexandrovich (next to Nicholas Alexandrovich) died of tuberculosis while serving as a young officer in the Russian navy. Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, the elder daughter, married a cousin, and she and her husband were among the Romanovs aboard the Marlborough in 1919. She spent most of the rest of her life in Britain. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna escaped from Russia in 1920 with her second husband, Nikolai Kulikovsky, and their sons. The family lived in Denmark until 1948, and then immigrated to Canada. Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich served with distinction in World War I. He was murdered by revolutionaries in June 1918. The photograph is preserved in the Russian State Archive of Film and Photo Documents.
Title in Original Language
Семья Императора Александра III
Children Clothing and dress Families George Alexandrovich, Grand Duke, son of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1871-1899 Group portraits Kings and rulers Maria Ḟeodorovna, Empress, consort of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1847-1928 Mikhail Aleksandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia, 1878-1918 Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 Olʹga Aleksandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia, 1882-1960 Portrait photographs Xenia Aleksandrovna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1875-1960
Type of Item
1 black and white photograph : projection printing from a duplicate ; 13 х 18 centimeters
Last updated: October 2, 2014