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Studio portrait of Count von Hartenau / Alexander of Battenberg

Studio portrait of Count von Hartenau / Alexander of Battenberg, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Libraryenlarge


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Object:Studio portrait of Count von Hartenau / Alexander of Battenberg
Description:Half length shot of a man in a suit.
Comment:Alexander Joseph (5 April 1857 – 23 October 1893), known as Alexander of Battenberg, was the son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823–1888) and Countess Julia von Hauke (1825–1885). He was also the nephew of Russia's Tsar Alexander II. He was the first Prince (Knyaz) of the Principality of Bulgaria, reigning from 29 April 1879 until 7 September 1886. After he had resigned the throne and left Bulgaria on September 8, 1886, he married Johanna Loisinger, an Austrian actress, pianist and soprano opera singer, and assumed the style of Count von Hartenau (February 6, 1889). The photograph is kept in the family album of Aleksi Popangelov.
Date:Not before 1889, Not after 1893
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 264mm x 200mm
Image: 145mm x 103mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
300 Adornment
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
570 Interpersonal Relations
640 State
Copyright:Национална Библиотека "Св. св. Кирил и Методий"
Archive:St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library, Inv. No.: C A 150_10
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova