Olga's Gallery

Ilya Repin


Choosing a Bride for a Grand Duke.

1884. Oil on canvas. The Perm Picture Gallery, Perm, Russia. Read Note.

Ilya Repin. Choosing a Bride for a  Grand Duke.

Choosing a Bride for a Grand Duke. Many Russian princes and Grand Dukes preferred to marry their compatriots. It was a tradition that when a prince wanted to marry he ordered all his subjects to bring their daughters to a special party at which he chose the one he liked best