Sunday, 20 May 2018

Emperor Nicholas II Riding in Tsarskoe Selo

A rare close-up photograph (below) of Nicholas II riding through the streets of Tsarskoe Selo
(Note the details of his saddle)

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  1. That's a wonderful photograph, Joanna, thanks for posting it!

    Katya C.

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    1. A wonderful photograph indeed. Thank you, Joanna!
      Petra

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    2. Thanks Katya & Petra. As I wrote below, I am curious if the photographer took others in Tsarskoe, still to be discovered!

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  2. Thank you, the clarity is marvelous. I am trying to figure out the street, possibly Sadovaya. Note the wooden buildings and the white rail between the road with the cyclist and the path.

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  3. Very nice picture of His Imperial Majesty!

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  4. Do we know the artist who did the colourization?

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    1. It is from a stereograph photograph in the German archives, similar to the stereographs on the Coburg palaces in my previous post. It appears to be an example of the first color photographs c1900s.

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  5. Only my opinion, but I think this image is handcoloured (by a quite talented colourist), rather than an Autochrome. The horse and subsidiary figures are entirely in standard c. 1900 photograph shades of black & grey - which just don't appear in Autochromes. On the other hand, Autochromes were very often produced in stereograph format.

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    1. It would be interesting to investigate further on the stereographs not only on the above but of the interiors of palaces held in the German archives: photographer, methods, etc. Was the above taken by a German photographer visiting Tsarskoe at the time? Did he take others still to be discovered?

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