Russian royal family: group portrait with car, 1915
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A photograph of members of the Russian royal family during an outing to Ericlesk in the Crimea, taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart on 10 August, 1915. The photograph shows princes Feodor, Rostilav, Demetri, Nikita and Andrew Alexandrovitch, sons of the Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, and nephews of Tsar Nicholas II. Great care has been taken to remove the image of the person on the far right. The reasons for this are not known. This photograph is taken from a series of annotated albums featuring members of the Russian Royal Family, taken mainly in St Petersburg and the Crimea between 1908 to 1918. The albums were compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart, who was employed by the Grand Duchess Xenia (1875-1960) as a tutor for her son, Prince Andrew Alexandrovitch Romanoff (1897-1981). The albums form a part of the Ricketts Collection, a collection of prints, albums, ephemera and objects assembled by Howard and Jane Ricketts. The Collection concentrates mainly on 19th century British photography, but is also rich in documentary, topographic and ethnographic photography from around the world.