Olga's Gallery

Valentin Serov

Portrait of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna.

1893. Study. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Read Note.

Valentin Serov. Portrait of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna.

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1952), daughter of the Emperor Alexander III, sister of the Emperor Nicholas II. At the age of 19 she got married to Prince Peter of Oldenburg. Their marriage wasn't happy. In 1903 she met a military officer, captain Kulikovsky, but they could marry only in 1916, they had two sons. During the World War I Olga Alexandrovna worked as a medical nurse in the army. After Bolsheviks’ Revolution she managed to leave Russia. In 1919-1948 she lived in Denmark with her mother. In 1848-1960 she lived in Canada, on her farm. Died in Canada