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A Russian Orthodox nun

A Russian Orthodox nun

A carte-de-visite portrait of a Russian nun.

A pencilled inscription verso in a period hand reads; 'Metrofania' [sic].

The photographer is Bezenberg [or Wesenberg, depending on how you transliterate the Cyrillic] of St Petersburg, identified recto on the mount in the lower margin and by his studio’s backplate on the reverse of the mount.


Code: 126206
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