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Bibelot is a late nineteenth century word derived from the French word bel'beautiful', meaning a small item of beauty, curiosity or interest. The word ephemera is derived from the sixteenth century Greek word ephmera meaning a printed or hand written paper not meant to be retained for a long period of time. Fine antique unpublished family photo of Grand Duchess Xenia. Of Russia and members of her family seated in the garden of.
Cottage in exile circa 1923. Included in the photo are Princess Andrei. Her first husband Prince Boris. Was killed in action in 1919.In 1929 she married Count Vladimir. Xenia's adviser and trustee, front: Count Vladimir. Unknown, the man in the light suit in the front could be her brother Count George. From the private family collection of Prince and Princess Felix Yusupov. She married a cousin, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia, with whom she had seven children. She was the mother-in-law of Felix Yusupov and a cousin of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia who, together, killed Grigori Rasputin, holy healer to her nephew, the haemophiliac Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia. During her brother's reign she recorded in her diary and letters increasing concern about his rule. After the fall of the monarchy in February 1917 she fled Russia, eventually settling in the United Kingdom.
Her grandson Prince Andrew Andreevich has been head of the Romanov family since December 2016. Size: 9 x 9 cm approx. Photos form part of the description.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty Collectables". The seller is "bibelotslondon" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.