Marie Alexandrovna: A Presentation Box of Watercolors of the Volga and the Caucasus

P. Blanchard, 19th Century

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Commemorating the Imperial tour of these regions by Alexander II and Marie Alexandrovna, including views of the Imperial party on board the ship Astara' and cities on the Volga including Astrakhan, Saratov, Volsk and Vasil'sursk, pencil and watercolor, signed, variously dated between 1854 and 1857, most inscribed again on the mount. Box bound in leather with elaborate gilt bronze corners, clasps and plaque, engraved with the Imperial monogram of Empress Marie Alexandrovna, 20pieces.