For your consideration is an exceedingly rare and historically important c. 1924 Imperial Russian Royalty autograph album page, hand-signed by Grand Duchess / Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, and Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia. Very rare royal family grouping on a single page!
Royalty autographs / signatures are manuscript in black ink. Minor water stain to lower left hand corner of paper, as pictured.
Page will be carefully removed from album. Album page measures approximately 5.5" × 6.5". Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha VA CI RRC, later Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia (25 November 1876 - 2 March 1936) was the third child and second daughter of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia.
She was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and also of Emperor Alexander II of Russia. Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia Russian:?????? Kirill Vladimirovich Romanov; 12 October O.30 September 1876 - 12 October 1938 was a son of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, a grandson of Emperor Alexander II and a first cousin of Nicholas II, Russia's last tsar. He was also the uncle of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark and great-uncle of Prince Michael of Kent.
Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia Russian:???????? 17 August 1917 - 21 April 1992 was the Head of the Imperial Family of Russia, a position which he claimed from 1938 to his death.
Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia (9 May 1909 - 8 September 1967) was the second daughter of Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She married Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, grandson of the last German Emperor Wilhelm II. "You might describe Julia Culp as a connoisseur's singer, " Michael Oliver wrote in the International Opera Collector in 2000. Her voice was not large, her compass not wide.
She never sang in opera; striking dramatic gesture were not her line. What she excelled in were the singer's rather than the vocal actress's virtues: sustained legato line, remarkable breath control, subtle colour, immaculate care for words..
But'connoisseur's singer' does not mean that only connoisseurs can appreciate her; one becomes a connoisseur by listening to her. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty Collectibles". The seller is "galleryoff5th" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.