RUSSIA Alexander II of Russia Front of the Summer Garden St Petersburg 1866
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RUSSIA: Alexander II of Russia: Front of the Summer Garden, St Petersburg, 1866

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CAPTION BELOW PICTURE: 'Front of the Summer Garden, St Petersburg, the scene of the recent attempt on the Czar's life'

Alexander II of Russia
Alexander (Aleksandr) II Nikolaevich (Russian: Aleksandr II Nikolaevich) (Moscow, 29 April 181813 March 1881 in St. Petersburg), also known as Alexander the Liberator (Russian: Aleksandr Osvoboditel') was the Emperor of the Russian Empire from 3 March 1855 until his assassination in 1881. Coronation 7 September 1856. He was also the Grand Duke of Finland and the King of Poland. Alexander II succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father in 1855. The first year of his reign was devoted to the prosecution of the Crimean War, and after the fall of Sevastopol to negotiations for peace, led by his trusted counselor, Prince Gorchakov. It was widely thought that the country had been exhausted and humiliated by the war. Encouraged by public opinion he began a period of radical reforms, including an attempt to not to depend on a landed aristocracy controlling the poor, to develop Russia's natural resources and to thoroughly to reform all branches of the administration. Autocratic power was now in the hands of someone with some sort of flexible thought, sufficient prudence and practicality. However, the growth of a revolutionary movement to the "left" of the educated classes led to an abrupt end to Alexander's changes when he was assassinated in 1881. It is notable that after Alexander became tsar in 1855, he maintained a generally liberal course at the helm while being a target for numerous assassination attempts (1866, 1873, 1880).

(Source Wikipedia)

Notes on the historical context / background to the print can be viewed at: Alexander II of Russia

DATE PRINTED: 1866    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 16.0 x 23.0cm, 6.25 x 9 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique wood engraved print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been scanned from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale: The print you will receive is in Good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition compared to that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture.


PROVENANCE: Illustrated London News

RUSSIA: Alexander II of Russia: Front of the Summer Garden, St Petersburg, 1866
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