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Charles Bergamasco (1830-96) 
Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (1847-1928) 
1883 
  
Albumen print, hand-coloured 
14.4 x 10.3 cm 
  
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2926784 
  
 
LL/91233 
  
Photograph of Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia. She is standing facing the camera holding a round fan in her right hand. She is wearing the costume of a seventeenth century Empress, heavily embellished with jewels. There is a table covered with an embroidered cloth to the right and a painted backdrop behind. The photograph has been painted over, adding a wide range of colours. Maria Feodorovna, born Princess Dagmar of Denmark, was the consort of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia. She wore this costume to a ball held by Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich in 1883. 
 

 
  
 
  
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