Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Spring Flowers Circa 1935
A finely-painted botanical study of poppies, irises, daffodils, pansies, forget-me-nots and other spring flowers. Signed lower right, “Olga” for Her Imperial Highness, Olga Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia and painted circa 1935. The daughter of Emperor Alexander III and the sister of Tsar Nicholas II, Olga Alexandrovna was an accomplished artist who exhibited with success worldwide. The recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Olga contributed much of the proceeds of her sales to charity and preferred to give her work as gifts, both to close friends and to members of her large, extended family. Today, her cousin, Queen Elizabeth II, begins her day with nine of Olga’s paintings hanging in the breakfast-room of her favorite country estate at Sandringham. We are pleased to offer this delicate and detailed watercolor, illustrating a selection of the colorful spring flowers that Olga would have found growing on the grounds of Knudsminde Farm, her Danish home from 1936-1948. This elegant work offers an insight into the genteel and unhurried life which became Olga’s after the fall of the Russian Royal Family and represents a rare opportunity to acquire a graceful botanical study by this important historical figure.
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