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Grand Duchess Anastasia Mecklenburg-Schwerin Romanov Playing Tennis Villa Wenden Cannes 1890

£275.00

Fine set of three antique snap shot style photographs of Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna (1860-1922), wife of Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, playing tennis at their home Villa Wenden in Cannes in 1890. The photographs are mounted onto an album page entitled 'La Reunion', with Mr. Harrison, Miss Halford and Mr. Tischmaker.

She was a keen tennis player, with her own tennis court at the villa.The villa is remarkable and was the first residence in Cannes equipped with electricity and became the winter residence for the family. In 1914 the building was sequestrated and was later turned into luxury apartments and renamed Le Rouve.

Largest Photo Size: 5.5 x 9.5 cm approx
Album Page Size: 18 x 10.5 cm approx

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