Cherry Blossoms, Kyoto, Japan
photo via lori
Art History Meme | [6/9] Paintings
Leda and the Swan, by Cesare de Sesto after Leondardo da Vinci
The portrait of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, the eldest daughter of Tsar Paul I, can be seen at the left behind the young Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna. More than ninety years before this photograph was taken, Alexandra died from the complications of childbirth at the age of seventeen. Alexandra’s death occurred during the same week as her father’s murder. Both were terrible blows for the Romanov family.