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Romanova Olga Olexandrivna (The Grand Duchess) (1882 - 1960)

The youngest child of Russian Emperor Olexandr III and Empress Maria Fedorivna. Through her mother Olga was connected almost with all royal families of Europe. Olga was professionally engaged in painting and her teachers were V. Makovsky, S. Zhukovskyi and S. Vynogradov. In the 1900s the Grand Duchess used to arrange the art vernissages in the Gatchyna Palace. Money received from the sale of the art works were spent for charitable purposes. In 1912 she founded the "Society of providing aid for the needy artists in memory of the academician Kryzhytskyi." During the First World War at her own expense she equipped a hospital in Kyiv, in which she served as a nurse. In order to raise funds for the Red Cross the reproductions of her works were printed on postcards, along with the works of the famous artists of that time. One of the favorite techniques of the Grand Duchess was watercolor. Since 1930 she had settled in the town of Ballerup (Denmark). In 1934 the exhibition of the artists works in Copenhagen was a great success. In 1936 the paintings of the Grand Duchess were exhibited in the Agnew Gallery in London at a charity exhibition. All her works had been purchased within two days and the buyers were the royal families of Great Britain and Norway, Baron E. de Rothschild, W. Churchill and others. Her works were exhibited in St. Petersburg, London, Copenhagen, Toronto, Sweden, and Germany. The static exhibition of the artists works is open in the museum of Ballerup. In 2007 the exhibition of the paintings of her "Highness Artist" was held in the State Tretyakov Gallery dedicated to the 125th anniversary of her birth.

Painters works:

Auction 21 Lot 35



«The Field»,
IInd quarter 20thC

Paper, watercolour; 26x32


Price: 4 000 - 6 000 $


Auction 20 Lot 59



«Spring outskirts»,
nd quarter 20thC,
cardboard, oil; 3341


Price: 10 000 - 12 000 $


Auction 19 Lot 44



«May Day»,

II quarter 20thC
board, oil; 64,545


Price: 10 000 - 12 000 $


Auction 18 Lot 56



«A garden in bloom»,
1939
canvas on board, oil; 3341


Price: 8 000 12 000 $


Auction 18 Lot 57



«Flowers on the windowsill»,
IInd quater 20thC
board, oil; 60,549,5


Price: 10 000 15 000 $


Auction 17 Lot 74



«Evening»,
IInd quarter 20thC
board, oil; 49,561


Price: 11 000 17 000 $


Auction 17 Lot 75



«Sunny Day»,
IInd quarter 20thC
board, oil; 32,541


Price: 10 000 15 000 $