This photograph was taken in the apartments of Grand Duchess Elizaveta Mavrikievna, wife of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich (1858-1915), the Romanov family poet known as “KR”. Known to the extended Romanov family as “Aunt Mavra”, Elizaveta Mavrikievna lived out her last years (1922-1927) in exile in this Oldenburg castle.
On the wall of her room you can see a portrait of her husband, a drawing of the Madonna and Child (Elizaveta Mavrikievna did not convert to Orthodoxy and remained Lutheran), photographs of her children who were murdered by Bolsheviks in Alapayevsk. Read more GRAND DUCHESS ELIZAVETA MAVRIKIEVNA: “AUNT MAVRA”
Born in 1890, Princess Tatiana Konstantinovna was the eldest daughter of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich (KR) and Grand Duchess Elizaveta Mavrikievna, cousins of Tsar Nicholas II. Tatiana Konstantinovna was a good friend to Nicholas II’s two eldest daughters Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana, and the two often mentioned her in their diaries. Read more PRINCESS TATIANA KONSTANTINOVNA: POET’S DAUGHTER