Choosing a Bride for a Grand Duke.
1884. Oil on canvas. The Perm Picture Gallery, Perm, Russia. More. [Order a Print]
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