Image of Czar Alexander II

Alexander III

Czar of Russia

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 19 not recorded image on plate 1645
Woven on silk:-

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-


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by Sprake:

by Godden:
Godden does not include this title on his catalogue, although he does include the silk on plate 165 - being one of the pages of the Stevens Family album. In a later manuscript addition to his book, Godden notes that the photograph was that of Czar Alexander III.

Other comments:
Alexander III was born 10 March 1845 at Saint Petersburg, and died on 1 November 1894. He reigned as Emperor of Russia from 13 March 1881 until his death. He was the second son of Tsar Alexander II by his wife Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse).

Alexander had little prospect of succeeding to the throne as he had an elder brother, Nicholas. Even when Nicholas first showed symptoms of delicate health, there was no notion that he might die young.

At the time of his death in April 1865, Nicholas was betrothed to the charming Princess Dagmar of Denmark, and his dying wish was that Alexander should marry the Princess instead. This wish was swiftly realized, and on 9 November 1866, Alexander married Princess Dagmar. The marriage proved to be a happy one and, unlike that of his parents, there was no adultery in the marriage.

Alexander III was succeeded by his eldest son Nicholas II of Russia.

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